dead-ball line

dead-ball line

n
(Rugby) rugby a line not more than 22 metres behind the goal line at each end of the field beyond which the ball is out of play
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And Morgan has grounded it clear a yard before the dead-ball line, why wouldn't you check that on a TV game?
But, he carried on towards the dead-ball line and somehow failed to touch the ball down - falling flat on his face as he grounded the ball too late just to compound the error.
There was an ovation for Jenkins as he jogged along the touchline on the way to doing some exercises behind the Zebre dead-ball line.
He raced several opponents for the ball and managed to hack ahead and as the ball neared the dead-ball line, Campbell, a teammate and three Lenzie defenders all pounced to create a situation that the latest goal-line technology might not even have solved and the referee signalled 'no score'.
First, the former Brentford man felled Maguire by the dead-ball line in the first-half, right under the nose of ref Rob Jones.
Gee intercepted a pass near his own 10 metres line and kicked the ball downfield where the move was carried on by James before Millard was judged to have grounded the ball fairly just before the dead-ball line.
It was when Jonjo Shelvey, having a super game, bored and tricked his way through to the dead-ball line and squared across goal for Dwight Gayle to notch United's third against Brentford.
Chelsea were ahead again in 73 minutes when Willian darted to the dead-ball line and, although Kenedy tried to claim it, the final touch at the near post was supplied inadvertently by Gareth McAuley.
It came from a darting run down the right by the energetic Jesus Navas, who reached the dead-ball line and pulled the ball back for Silva.
Moments later Husband pulled a cross back from left near the dead-ball line to Lee Tomlin, who shanked his effort wide from a decent position inside the penalty area.
Lee Williamson could only half-clear the ball and Richie De Laet immediately attacked again, getting to the dead-ball line before cutting the ball back.