- (rugby union) the method of restarting play when the ball goes into touch, the forwards forming
two parallel lines at right angles to the touchline and jumping for the ball when
it is thrown in
Example Sentences Including 'line-out'
"They're a structured bunch who play the percentages from the scrum and line-out.
SA Star (2005)
He called them in to the line-out repeatedly, negating a tactic which had previously brought success.
He was a great scrummager and the best line-out supporter (these were the days where you didn't lift, you `supported').
JASON LEONARD AUTOBIOGRAPHY (2001)
I leapt round the door and performed one of the worst line-out fouls I've ever perpetrated on anyone from behind.
Whistler in the Dark
KEY line-out jumper Andrew Brown's return to the state rugby side for Sunday's clash against Darwin will hinge on a fitness test.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
The former England No 10's raking kick from deep forced a Bedford winger Bed Whetstone into conceding a line-out.
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