Castleford Tigers: Andy Lynch signs contract extension

Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch
Castleford's Andy Lynch has won one cap for Great Britain, and five for England

Castleford Tigers prop-forward Andy Lynch has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

The 35-year-old having started his career at Wheldon Road.

It reunited him with assistant coach Danny Orr, with whom he progressed through the ranks in the late 1990s.

"It wasn't a hard decision - I snapped Castleford's hand off. I was just so grateful when Danny approached me last year," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Leaving the club all those years ago, I really never imagined I'd come back and finish at home. I feels just like being a little kid again."

Lynch left Cas for Bradford Bulls in 2005 and, on Sunday, they played each other in a pre-season friendly as part of his testimonial year.

In total he has scored 77 tries in 310 Super League appearances during his 16-year career.

Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch
Castleford prop Andy Lynch tries to offload the ball against Wakefield during his first spell with the club