Chan moves to Huddersfield
Jason Chan has become the latest Crusaders RL player to resolve his future by signing a three-year deal with Huddersfield Giants.
The 27-year-old forward, a Papua New Guinea international, follows Jarrod Sammut in finding alternative employment for next season following the Crusaders’ withdrawal from Engage Super League last week.
Chan, who has been an impressive performer for the Welsh club since joining as an unknown from the Windsor Wolves in 2009, claims he was already assessing his future before last week's news, and is looking forward to getting started with the Giants.
“I am delighted to get the opportunity of finally joining Huddersfield as I have been aware of their interest in the past,” he said.
“They are a top-four club with a great squad playing out of a great stadium, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for me to work with (coach) Nathan Brown and his staff.
“I was looking at my options before the shock news last week but irrespective of that Huddersfield is definitely the right move for me to make now and I look forward to the challenge there next year.”
Brown added: “Jason adds quality to any team and he is definitely a good addition to our squad. He is big, has good pace and can play footy with the capability of passing before the line or whilst in traffic.
“Jason has good feet and players like him who can beat people and promote the ball bring a lot to any team. He is a good second rower and will add some real strike play to our squad.”
Chan will become the club's second ever PNG international, following in the footsteps of Stanley Gene, who spent close to five years with the club between 2001 and 2005.