Andy Lynch (rugby league)

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Andy Lynch
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Personal information
Born (1979-10-20) 20 October 1979 (age 35)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–04 Castleford Tigers 137 17 0 0 68
2005–11 Bradford Bulls 204 46 0 0 184
2012–13 Hull FC 59 3 0 0 12
2014– Castleford Tigers 15 0 0 0 0
Total 415 66 0 0 264
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–≥03 Yorkshire ≥1
2002–03 England 'A' 7 2 0 0 8
2004–05 England 5 0 0 0 0
2007 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
As of 25 May 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Andy Lynch (born 20 October 1979) is an English professional rugby league footballer who will play for Hull FC in the 2012 season of Super League.

Castleford[edit]

Lynch started his career at Castleford Tigers in 1999. In 2003 he was placed in the Super League's 'Dream Team'. In the same year Lynch was also awarded the Tigers Player of the Year award. During his time at Castleford Lynch was also awarded England honours, and played as a substitute, i.e. number 17 in Yorkshire's 56-6 victory over Lancashire at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on 2 July 2003.[2]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Lynch signed for Bradford Bulls in 2004, following Castleford's relegation from the Super League. As 2005 Super League champions Bradford faced National Rugby League premiers Wests Tigers in the 2006 World Club Challenge. Lynch played as a prop forward in the Bulls' 30-10 victory. In 2006 he won several club awards for his performances, including Supporters' Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year, BISA Player of the Year and Best Forward of the Year.

Hull FC[edit]

Lynch signed for Hull FC on a two year deal in September 2011 for a "significant six figure deal".[3] Lynch was named FC captain for the 2012 season on January 19.[4]

Return to Castleford[edit]

Andy returned to Castleford in 2014. (For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Representative[edit]

Lynch won a place in the England 'A' squad for their match against New Zealand and for the South Seas tour at the end of the 2002 season, and the following year was part of the squad that won the European Nations title.[5]

Lynch was called up to the Great Britain Squad in 2006 for the Tri Nations tournament.[6]

In June 2007 Lynch was again called up to the Great Britain squad for the Test match against France [7] he was called up for the Great Britain Train on Squad for the 2007 test series with New Zealand.

Lynch also played for Northern Union side against All Golds in October 2007.

He has been forced to rule himself out contention for the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup through injury.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Year Club Apps Pts T G FG
1999 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 9 - - - -
2000 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 20 12 3 - -
2001 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 19 - - - -
2002 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 8 2 - -
2003 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 28 7 - -
2004 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 12 3 - -
2005 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 29 24 6 - -
2006 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 30 36 9 - -
2007 Bullscolours.svgBradford Bulls 26 24 6 - -
2008 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 13 - - - -

Representative career[edit]

Year Team Matches Tries Goals Field Goals Points
2002 England England 'A' 3 0 0 0
2003 England England 'A' 4 2 0 0 8
2004 England England 1 0 0 0
2007 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 1 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official Engage Super League web site". web page. Super League. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hull FC sign Andy Lynch from Bradford Bulls". BBC. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/HULL-FC-Lynch-honoured-captain-Black-Whites/story-14971993-detail/story.html
  5. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Eight new faces in Lions squad". BBC. 2007-06-12. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Deacon pulls out of England squad". BBC. 2008-09-16. Archived from the original on 23 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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