Jace Van Dijk
|Born||10 February 1981|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (13 st 10 lb)|
Jace Van Dijk (born 1981 in Australia) is a professional rugby league player for the Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup. He primarily plays at halfback or standoff. He previously played for the Crusaders in the European Super League. He is of Dutch descent and plays for the Netherlands national rugby league team.
Van Dijk captained the Canberra Raiders' Premier League team to their 2003 grand final win. In the following season, he was given a position as assistant coach with the Raider's feeder team, Souths Logan.
In 2008, Van Dijk was sidelined for three months after breaking his jaw in two places following a high tackle.
Van Dijk was the National League Two 'Player of the Year' in 2006 and Rugby League Express’ 'Player of the Year' in 2007. The Crusaders' captain is third in the all-time scoring charts. He has scored 21 tries. Van Dijk was signed from Queensland Cup side Wynnum Seagulls.
In August 2009, Van Dijk, along with five team mates, was ordered to leave the United Kingdom after the UK Border Agency identified breaches to their visa conditions. Celtic Crusaders cancelled Van Dijk's contract with immediate effect.
- Brad Walter (6 October 2003). "Van Dijk's future assured after leading the raid that counts". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
- Dave Hadfield (5 June 2008). "Crusaders lose Van Dijk for three months with broken jaw". The Independent. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
- "Six Australian players to be deported over visa breaches". The Australian. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009.