Rovers sign Chan on loan

  • Last Updated: July 17 2014, 10:34 BST

Hull KR have signed Huddersfield's Papua New Guinea international Jason Chan on loan to the end of the season.

Jason Chan: Has joined Hull KR on loan
Jason Chan: Has joined Hull KR on loan

The 30-year-old second rower has made 16 appearances for the Giants so far this year but is currently out of favour and is out of contract at the end of the year.

Rovers caretaker-coach Chris Chester said: "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.

"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 cooperation in allowing Jason to go out on loan and we are excited to have him on board."

Chan met his new team-mates for training on Thursday morning and is likely to make his debut in Sunday's First Utility Super League home game against Salford.

Chan has made 63 appearances for the Giants since joining them from Crusaders ahead of the 2012 season but looks to have played his last match for them.

Huddersfield 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.

"Thus, 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."


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