Former Sheffield Eagles and Doncaster rugby league player found dead at age of 27

A former Sheffield Eagles and Doncaster rugby league player has been found dead at the age of 27.

Thursday, 30th April 2020, 6:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 6:50 pm

Jordan Cox, who also played for Hull KR, Warrington and York, died at his home in Hull earlier today.

Details of the circumstances surrounding his death have not yet been released but it is not thought to be suspicious.

It is also not believed to be coronavirus related.

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Former Sheffield Eagles and Doncaster rugby league player, Jordan Cox, has died at the age of 27 (Pic: Rugby League Benevolent Fund)

A statement on behalf of his family, issued by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, reads: “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.

“Further family communications will be issued through the Rugby League Benevolent Fund.”

More to follow.