Tommy Lynch

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For the Irish footballer, see Tommy Lynch (footballer).
Tommy Lynch
Personal information
Full name Thomas William Lynch
Born (1927-07-20)20 July 1927
New Zealand
Died 29 December 2006(2006-12-29) (aged 79)
South Canterbury, New Zealand
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–56 Halifax 188 112 9 0 354
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Rugby League XIII
Other Nationalities 4

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.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Lynch won four caps for Other Nationalities while at Halifax.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

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.


Lynch's Testimonial match at Halifax took place in 1956. He is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee.[1]


  1. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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