Lynch aiming for fairytale ending to Castleford career

Andy Lynch.
Andy Lynch.

With one trophy secured modern day legend Andy Lynch is now determined to win another to make it a fairytale ending to his impressive rugby League career.

Lynch, on target to set the record for most Super League appearances, will retire at the end of the season and can go out on an unbelievable high if Castleford can reach - and win - the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

The Tigers secured top spot after beating Wakefield Trinity last week, but have four more games in the Super 8s, beginning at Huddersfield Giants on September 1, before a home semi-final and Lynch says everyone at the club id determined not to let up.

He said: “We had a drink and celebrated, but we will be back into it this week.

“We have got a week off to recover, but then we’ve got Huddersfield and that’s another massive game for us.

“We will enjoy it while we can, but the big business is still to come. We’ve done one and now we want to do the second part of it.

“We are going to be focused and working hard and ready to go.”

Lynch was part of the team that enjoyed a big night at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle with the trophy win giving them a taste of success they liked.

He added: “It is great, I have waited 19 years to get some silverware and play in a game like that.

“It was special to do it on our own turf in front of all our fans who have been great this year. It gives something back to them, who have followed us week in and week out.

“It is great to know this is the first part of it and it answers the doubters who keep saying the bubble has burst.

“It is great to do it on our terms, but I think we need to improve. We weren’t at our best (against Wakefield), we were pretty scratchy with the ball and without so we’ve still got a lot of work to do before the semi-final.”