Jason Chan (rugby league)

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Jason Chan
Personal information
Born (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Prop, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–11 Celtic Crusaders 74 15 0 0 60
2012–14 Huddersfield Giants 59 11 0 0 44
2014 Hull KR (loan)
Total 133 26 0 0 104
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2013 Papua New Guinea 8 2 0 0 8
As of 10 May 2014
Source: Rugby League Project

Jason Chan (born 26 January 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a rugby league footballer who played for Celtic Crusaders, Huddersfield Giants and Hull Kingston Rovers in the European Super League. At the international level, he has represented Papua New Guinea. He plays primarily as a second rower, but has filled in at centre and prop forward. He is of Chinese descent.[2]

Early career[edit]

Chan played junior football for the Windsor Wolves in the Jim Beam Cup. His 16 tries and 64 goals helped the Wolves to win the 2008 title.[3]

Super League career[edit]

Chan joined the Crusaders in 2009 as they embarked on their first Super League season. Chan played 23 games for Crusaders that season, including all three of their wins. In 2010, Chan maintained his position in first team, earning the number 12 jumper. Following the demise of the Crusaders, Chan joined the Huddersfield Giants, starting in 2012.[4]

Chan spent part of the 2014 season on loan at Hull Kingston Rovers. He returned to Australia at the end of the season.[5]

Representative career[edit]

In the lead up to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, Chan was named to the Papua New Guinea training squad[6] and subsequently was named to the final World Cup squad.[7] He played in all three of Papua New Guinea's matches during the World Cup, scoring a single try for the Kumuls in their loss against England.[8]

Chan was named as part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup.[9] Chan played in both games for PNG, scoring a try in the first round against Tonga.

He played for Papua New Guinea in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.


  1. ^ a b "Giants to Boast Biggest Pack". Huddersfield Giants. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.rleague.com/content/article.php?id=45759
  3. ^ "Jason Chan player profile". Crusaders RL. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Mellars makes Wildcats move rleague.com, 1 August 2011
  5. ^ "Super League: Jason Chan to return to Australia at the end of the season". Sky Sports. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "PNG name preliminary squad". RLWC.com. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Wilshere handed Kumuls captaincy". BBC. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Rugby League World Cup 2008 Results". RLWC.com. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  9. ^ Kumuls named The National, 12 October 2009

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