Hull KR extension for Cox

Hull KR forward Jordan Cox has signed a new two-year contract extension.

Cox, 22, has made 48 appearances for the Robins, and follows on from fellow academy graduates James Green and Macauley Hallett in signing a new deal.

He said: “I love the club, it’s my hometown club and we’ve got a great bunch of lads here. I really believe we’ve got the chance to achieve something with the squad we’ve got.

“Personally, I get on really well with Sandy and the coaching staff too so it’s good to get it all sorted out because it’s been playing on my mind a little bit.

“All I’ve wanted to do is focus on my rugby but it is a bit distracting when it’s your future and you keep hearing stories about other clubs supposedly being interested in you.

“I’m really happy I’ll be staying here and the aim now is to establish a regular place in the side over the next couple of years. I’ve been having a few good games and then dipping off a bit, so I want to be more consistent and hopefully get picked for the England Knights again.”

The signing is a boost for coach Craig Sandercock, who has seen the likes of Scott Taylor and Liam Watts leave the KC Lightstream Stadium in recent years.

Sandercock said: “It’s really important as a club that we keep hold of our home-grown players and it’s great that Jordan has committed to Hull KR for the next two seasons at least.

“He’s still only young but Jordan has worked very hard to develop his game over the past couple of years and the exciting this is he’s only going to get better.”

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