Former Super League forward dies aged 27

Former Warrington Wolves, Hull KR, Sheffield Eagles, Doncaster and Sheffield Eagles forward Jordan Cox has passed away at the age of 27.

He died at home in Hull, believed to be in ‘non-suspicious circumstances’ and not related to the current public health situation.

Cox came through the academy ranks at Hull KR, and spent loan spells at Newcastle Thunder, Halifax and Huddersfield Giants before moving to Warrington in 2016.

He spent one season at the Haliwell Jones before moving to Sheffield Eagles. He only played nine games for the Eagles, and also spent time on loan at York City Knights before taking a year out.

Cox had returned to the game last year with Doncaster.

His family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.

Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell paid his respects to Cox. He said in a statement: “Jordan’s passing has come as a terrible shock to us all at the club.

“I last saw him at a reserves game and exchanged a few jokey one liners with him. Jordan always seemed so full of life and spirit and his loss is so sad.

“I’d like to express my sincere condolences to his Mum, Girlfriend and family at this awful time.”

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