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Jason Chan (rugby league)

For other people named Jason Chan, see Jason Chan (disambiguation).

Jason Chan (born January 26, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a rugby league player for Huddersfield Giants 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

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

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]

Representative career

In the lead up to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, Chan was named to the Papua New Guinea training squad[5] and subsequently was named to the final World Cup squad.[6] 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.[7]

Chan was named as part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2009 Pacific Cup.[8] Chan played in both games for PNG, scoring a try in the first round against Tonga.


External links

  • RLWC profile

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