Rugby league has been rocked by news that former Hull KR and Warrington forward Jordan Cox has died at the age of 27.
A statement issued by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund read: “The family of Jordan Cox are devastated by his passing earlier today.
“Jordan, who played for Hull KR and also Warrington Wolves, Sheffield Eagles, Doncaster and York City Knights, was 27.
“He died at home in Hull, in circumstances believed to be non-suspicious and not related to the current public health situation.
“The family ask for their privacy to respected as they come to terms with this devastating news.”
Cox came through the junior ranks at Rovers and went on to make 64 appearances for the club, scoring six tries.
Hull Kingston Rovers owner Neil Hudgell said: “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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