Andy Lynch shrugs off calls for England inclusion

Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch says an England call-up ahead of this year’s Four Nations is not on his mind and that he is focused on performing for his team, not individual accolades.

The 34-year-old has been in superb form this season and many pundits have been linking him with a call-up into Steve McNamara’s England squad.

“I just go out and play my game every week to the best of my ability for Castleford,” Lynch told League Express.

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“I don’t really take any notice of what anyone says outside this club. It’s nice to hear it, but it’s not just down to one player. We’ve had a full squad that has contributed to how we’re going at the moment; from the players right down to all the coaching staff – everyone has played their part.

“I never think about individual honours. When we play as a team and are all on form, then we’re pretty tough to beat.”

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When asked about a potential recall to the international scene – he last played for Great Britain in 2007 – Lynch was self-effacing.

“I haven’t thought about England recently,” he said.

“I haven’t thought about it for quite a few years, actually. I’m just trying to help Cas achieve the goals we set at the start of the season.
“I’ve not got an eye on the Four Nations, I’ve got to concentrate on this club and helping the team get better each and every week.”

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