Jack Lynch (rugby league)
|Full name||John Edward Joseph Lynch|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||8 August 1966
Bondi Junction, New South Wales
Lynch attended Sydney's Waverley College, before being graded by the Eastern Suburbs club. He made his First Grade debut for Eastern Suburbs in 1930, the same year as 1930s league star Dave Brown, who had also attended Waverley College.
In 1931, Lynch managed to top the competition in terms of both points and tries scored.
Lynch joined the St. George club in 1933 where he played three seasons before returning to Eastern Suburbs in 1936. The Tricolours side that season was one of rugby league's greatest ever club sides, managing to finish the season undefeated. Lynch, playing in the centres to replace the injured Jack Beaton, was one of Eastern Suburbs' try scorers in the premiership-deciding match against Balmain. In 1937, Lynch returned to St. George Dragons where he played his final season.
During his career, Lynch played 88 first grade matches scoring a total of 416 points (40 tries and 148 goals). 59 of those matches were for Eastern Suburbs where he scored 28 tries and 142 goals, whilst during his time at St. George he scored 48 points (12 tries and 6 goals).
Jack Lynch died after a suffering a heart attack in 1966.