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.”
Cox moved to Warrington in 2016 were he made at total of 18 appearances, all off the bench, in the 2016 campaign.
A statement from the Wolves read: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened and shocked by the news that former player Jordan Cox has passed away at the age of 27.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”
Cox also spent time with Newcastle, Huddersfield, Halifax and York on loan or dual registration during his career, before finishing with spells at Sheffield Eagles and then Doncaster.
He made three appearances for the Dons in League One in the 2019 season.