Super League: Hull KR sign Jason Chan on loan from Huddersfield Giants
Last Updated: 17/07/14 11:30am
Huddersfield Giants' Jason Chan has joined Hull KR on loan until the end of the Super League season.
The 30-year-old second rower has fallen down the pecking order at Huddersfield this season and has linked up with his new team-mates ahead of Sunday’s home game against Salford Red Devils.
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.
Chester on Chan
Chan has made 63 appearances for the Giants since he joined ahead of the 2012 season, but the former Crusaders player will be out of the contract at the end of the year and could have played his last game for the club.
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."
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."