Definition of in-goal area in English:

in-goal area

noun

Rugby
  • The area between the goal line and the dead-ball line.

    • ‘Deacon was caught well short when a chip into the in-goal area might have been a better option.’
    • ‘With just two minutes gone, Rob Roberts put a teasing grubber kick into the Town in-goal area and Austerfield pounced on the loose ball to claim the try.’
    • ‘Austerfield, who looked solid in his first game at full-back, fumbled Eaton's grubber kick in his own in-goal area and Kershaw pounced to score.’
    • ‘Horne's clever grubber kick into the in-goal area was misjudged by the Broncos and the touch judge ruled that Sean Briscoe had managed to touch down before the ball ran dead.’
    • ‘Like most of the football pitches we use nowadays, the dimensions are slightly different and the in-goal area is usually smaller.’

Pronunciation:

in-goal area

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