Lynch signs contract extension with Castleford


Andy Lynch has signed a contract extension with Castleford Tigers to keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

The 36 year-old oid is the oldest player in Super League in 2016, but will continue his playing career into the 2017 season after putting pen to paper on a new deal. 

Lynch rejoined the Tigers in 2014 after spells with Bradford Bulls and Hull FC inbetween his time at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. 

The Leeds-born prop forward has admitted his delight at being able to extend his stay with Castleford and play under Daryl Powell a little bit longer. 

“This club is moving forward, Powelly has build a fantastic working environment here and it’s a great feeling to know I will continue to be part of it beyond this season. Cas is a great place to be,” Lynch told the club’s official website. 

“At this time the body feels good, age is just a number, and as long as I still feel I can give it my all then I’ll continue to play. Rugby League has been my life, I enjoy every day working here at Cas and I don’t want it to stop.”

Compliments for the Tigers forward has not been in short supply, with both head coach Daryl Powell and Tigers CEO Steve Gill singing the praises of Lynch.

Andy Lynch has been unbelievable as a professional and as a player in his time since he has returned to Castleford Tigers. I’m delighted he has agreed to extend his stay with us further and look forward to working with him as he helps to drive the standards even higher at the club,” Powell said.

“We had no hesitation in agreeing an extension with Andy,” Steve Gill said.

“He still plays long minutes, and his leadership and respect throughout the team is immense. Andy’s form last season saw many people talk about him as Man of Steel marerial and I totally agree. He brings a wealth of experience and professionalism that he’s now passing along to our younger players.”