Former Hull KR and Warrington prop Jordan Cox has died, aged 27

Former Hull KR and Warrington prop Jordan Cox has passed away at the age of 27.

The Hull-born forward started his career at the Robins where made 78 appearances before joining Warrington in 2016, playing 27 games for the Wolves. He also spent time at Sheffield and Doncaster.

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

Hull KR 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.”

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick added: “During his brief spell at Warrington, Jordan was an incredibly popular member of the team and a real character in the dressing room.

“He will be sorely missed by everyone at the club and in the rugby league family. Our deepest condolences go out to Jordan’s family and friends at this devastating time.”

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