touch judge


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touch judge

one of the two linesmen in rugby
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However, as Rastall was being congratulated by the two Mowden Park players nearest to the action for his athleticism, the touch judge called the ref over and said "knock-on" - and the `try' was disallowed.
I tried to say it to Jonathan Kaplan and the touch judge but they were having none of it.
Wing Kevin James touched down on 14 minutes, but touch judge Huw David spotted blocking in the build-up.
He is not a dirty player, and it was a huge call from the touch judge, who was so far away.
Referee Geoff Warren suffered a pulled ham string and was replaced by touch judge Steve Kent at the break.
Dewsbury's James Child has been named as a touch judge, while Steve Ganson has been confirmed as the video referee.
White's withdrawal means that there are also changes to the Championship Touch Judge appointments.
A GAME that could have gone either way, with both sides possibly deserving a point, was swayed to Aberavon in the final minutes as a Keys pass was ruled forward by a touch judge.
"It was 19-19 in injury time and we should have been handed a kick to win the game because they were offside, but the referee wasn't in a position to give it and his touch judge let him down badly," coach Jones said.
Over in the corner, even the French press crowded around Ally Hogg for his take on the try - minutes before Petrie walked - that would have given the Scots victory but which was called back when he was unfairly ruled by touch judge Simon McDowell to have put a foot out of bounds.
'It was a try but the referee was 15 or 20 yards away and he over-ruled the touch judge.
They were cleared of that offence, while Bath scrum-half Wood was also found not guilty of verbally abusing a touch judge, but Pennycuick was judged guilty of abusing the fifth official and was reprimanded by the hearing.