Ron Lynch (rugby league)

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Ron Lynch
Personal information
Born (1939-09-14) 14 September 1939 (age 79)
Young, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
PositionLock, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–60 Forbes
1961–71 Parramatta 194 28 0 0 84
1972–73 Penrith 44 10 0 0 30
Total 238 38 0 0 114
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960 Country NSW
1960–67 New South Wales
1961–70 Australia 12 1 0 0 3
1962–67 Sydney
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1970 Parramatta Eels 22 4 0 18 18

Ron Lynch (born 14 September 1939) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football in NSW for Young, Forbes, Parramatta and Penrith.

Lynch started his playing career in the town of his birth, Young, where he played Maher Cup aged 19 in 1958. He moved to Forbes for work where he gained selection in the Country NSW and New South Wales sides in 1960.[1] He then moved to Sydney for the 1961 NSWRFL season, playing for the Parramatta club after they paid a £700 transfer fee.[2] During that season he made his Test debut against the Kiwis in New Zealand. Appointed captain of Parramatta, in 1963 Lynch led his club to victory over the touring South African side. He was selected to go on the 1963–64 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France, playing from the interchange bench in the first Test against France.

In 1964 he was the top try-scorer in a combined Sydney side's 49-2 rout of France.[3] Lynch was selected to go on the 1967–68 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France. He played in the first and second Ashes series Test matches against Great Britain and in the first and second Test matches against France. In 1970 Lynch was Parramatta's captain-coach. The following season was to be his last for the club.[4] Moving to Penrith for the 1972 NSWRFL season, Lynch was appointed captain of the club. He retired at the end of the 1973 season.


  1. ^ "Ron Lynch". SmartPack International Pty Ltd. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  2. ^ Clarkson, Alan (6 February 1961). "Lynch for City Club". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Sydney whips French Team". The Age. 25 May 1964. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Ron Lynch". Sports Data. Retrieved 27 November 2011.