Andy Lynch (rugby league)

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Andy Lynch
Andy Lynch.jpg
Lynch playing for the Bradford Bulls
Personal information
Born (1979-10-20) 20 October 1979 (age 37)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–04 Castleford Tigers 137 15 0 0 60
2005–11 Bradford Bulls 204 46 0 0 184
2012–13 Hull F.C. 59 3 0 0 12
2014– Castleford Tigers 88 2 0 0 8
Total 488 66 0 0 264
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–03 England 'A' 7 2 0 0 8
2003 Yorkshire 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 England 5 0 0 0 0
2007 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
As of 13 July 2017
Source: [2]

Andy Lynch (born 20 October 1979) is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Castleford Tigers in the Super League. He previously played for the Bradford Bulls and Hull F.C.. He plays as a prop.

Playing career[edit]

Castleford[edit]

Lynch started his career at Castleford Tigers in 1999. Lynch was named 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 Cup.[3]

In 2003, he was selected in the Super League 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 selected for England, and played as a substitute in Yorkshire's 56-6 victory over Lancashire at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on 2 July 2003.[4]

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Lynch signed for the 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.

Lynch was called up to the Great Britain squad in 2006 for the Tri Nations tournament, although he did not feature in the tournament.[5]

In June 2007 Lynch was again called up to the Great Britain squad for the test match against France.[6]

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

He was forced to rule himself out contention for the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup through injury.[7]

Hull FC[edit]

Lynch signed for Hull F.C. on a two-year deal in September 2011 for a "significant six figure" fee.[8] Lynch was named FC captain for the 2012 season on 19 January.[9]

Return to Castleford[edit]

Lynch returned to Castleford in 2014 and played a major part in their season, including an appearance in the 2014 Challenge Cup final.

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 29 20 5 - -
2009 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 25 20 5 - -
2010 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 24 6 - -
2011 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 29 36 9 - -
2012 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 30 12 3 - -
2013 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 29 - - - -
2014 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 31 5 1 - -

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. ^ "Castleford Tigers 1st Team Andy Lynch". Official Castleford Tigers web site. Castleford Tigers Rugby League Football Club Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Rugby League Project
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Eight new faces in Lions squad". BBC. 2007-06-12. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Deacon pulls out of England squad". BBC. 2008-09-16. Archived from the original on 23 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Hull FC sign Andy Lynch from Bradford Bulls". BBC. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  9. ^ http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/HULL-FC-Lynch-honoured-captain-Black-Whites/story-14971993-detail/story.html

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