This article is about Tom Lynch who played rugby union for the All Blacks and rugby league for Halifax in the 1950s. For his father of the same name who played rugby union for the All Blacks in the 1910s, see Tom Lynch (rugby union).
Thomas William "Tom" Lynch (20 July 1927 – 29 December 2006) was a New Zealand rugby union and rugby league player. He played three rugby union internationals for New Zealand in 1951, before switching codes and joining English club Halifax, for whom he made 188 appearances between 1951 and 1956.
In November 1951, Lynch accepted a contract to play professional rugby league for the Halifax club in England. At the time, his signing fee of £5000 was a record for a New Zealand player paid by an English club. He played for Halifax until 1956, making 188 appearances, scoring 112 tries and nine goals.