Jason Chan leaves Huddersfield Giants for Hull KR

Giants forward Jason Chan has joined Hull KR for the rest of the season

John Rushworth
Huddersfield Giants' Jason Chan gets caught by Bradford Bulls' Tom Olbison First Utility Super League XIX Huddersfield Giants v Bradford Bulls 18/05/14 (Pic by John Rushworth)

Jason Chan's time at the Huddersfield Giants has come to an end.

The 30-year-old back-row forward, who made 63 Huddersfield appearances and scored 11 tries during his three-year stay, has today joined Super League rivals Hull KR on loan for the rest of the season.

And with the Papua New Guinea World Cup star out of contract at the end of the season, Chan won’t be seen in the claret and gold any more.

Explaining the move, Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “We offered Jason and his manager a number of different options to remain at the club going forward over the past few months all of which they rejected.

“And with Jason being out of contract at the end of this year his manager asked if we would consider a loan period to help him and given his excellent service to us and with him not being in our side at the present time a deal with Hull Kingston Rovers was reached for Jason’s benefit.

“We wish Jason every possible success and thank him for his contribution to our club where he will be remembered as being a major part of the squad that delivered us our first League Leaders Shield in 81 years.”

And signing Chan has delighted Hull KR head coach Chris Chester.

“We are delighted to welcome Jason to the club until the end of the season and we are looking forward to seeing him pull on the Rovers shirt,” he said.

“We’ve got one or two injuries in the pack at the moment so to bring in such a quality player at this stage of the year is a real bonus for the club.

“I’d like to thank Huddersfield for their co-operation in allowing Jason to go out on loan and we are excited to have him on board.”

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