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touch judge Line breaks: touch judge

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Definition of touch judge in English:

noun

Rugby
A linesman.
Example sentences
  • Both players were reported at the insistence of a touch judge, however the Rugby Football League executive has ruled that neither player has a case to answer.
  • However, the referee over-ruled his touch judge and decided that Airey had knocked the ball on as he grounded it - which Airey rejected afterwards - thus denying Kendal their first points of the game.
  • An additional proposal is to re-name a touch judge a ‘flag referee’ and to have him point his flag straight out in the manner of a football linesman when a player strays offside.

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