|Full name||Thomas William Lynch|
20 July 1927|
|Died||29 December 2006
South Canterbury, New Zealand
|Rugby League XIII|
Thomas William "Tommy" Lynch (20 July 1927 – 29 December 2006) was a New Zealand rugby league footballer. An international centre for Other Nationalities, he played for English club Halifax from 1951 to 1956. He made 188 appearances for Halifax, scoring 112 tries and nine goals. He was a member of the 1953–54 Challenge Cup squads. He played in another Challenge Cup final in 1956 but returned home to New Zealand after that. He died at his home in South Canterbury, New Zealand, on 29 December 2006.
Lynch won four caps for Other Nationalities while at Halifax.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Lynch played Centre in Halifax's 4-4 draw with Warrington in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1954, the 4-8 defeat in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final replay at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954 in front of a 102,569+ crowd, and the 2-13 defeat by St. Helens in the 1955–56 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 April 1956.
- "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.