is the line on either side of the playing area of a game of Rugby football
and of the game of Association Football
). In many other sports it is called a side-line.
The continuation of the touch-line beyond the goal-line ending at the dead ball line is called the "touch-in-goal line".
In Rugby Union the two touch-lines may not be more than 70m apart and they are not part of the playing area. (Law 1)
- The area beyond the touch-line is touch.
- The officials who monitor the touch-lines are the Touch judges