Jordan Cox Bio – Wiki
Jordan Cox was an English rugby league footballer who last played for Doncaster. His main position was a prop. He was born on 27 May 1992 in Hull, England.
He had also played in the Super League for; the Hull Kingston Rovers, the Huddersfield Giants, and the Warrington Wolves. He had also appeared for Newcastle Thunder, Halifax, and the Sheffield Eagles outside of the Super League.
Cox died at his home in Hull on 30 April 2020
He was 6 feet and 4 inches Tall.
Cox made his first-team début for the Hull Kingston Rovers on 8 May 2011 away to York City Knights, in the 2011 Challenge Cup. On his début he looked confident and managed to get himself onto the scoresheet twice, after making his début in the Challenge Cup he then went on to make a further 6 appearances in the Super League competition, earning himself a call up to the England Knights squad, which he later had to pull out of for post-season surgery.
At the start of the 2012 season, Cox played in 8 of the first 12 games earning himself a regular spot in the Hull Kingston Rovers starting 17, until the beginning of May. When during an U20s game, his spleen ruptured causing him to miss 3 months of the season. However, which was initially thought of as a season-ending injury, he quickly progressed through the rest and rehab stages and later made his comeback against the Bradford Bulls.
Between 2013 and 2015 Cox played for Newcastle Thunder, Halifax, and the Huddersfield Giants on loan. After signed and making 18 appearances for the Warrington Wolves, again in the Super League.
Cox penned a one-year deal with Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles in January 2017. After playing 9 games in 2017 for the Sheffield Eagles, Cox joined League 1 side York City Knights on loan until the end of the season. He scored on his début for them in a 28-18 home victory against Workington Town. At the end of the season, Cox was released by the Sheffield Eagles.
Cause of Death
Former Hull KR and Warrington Wolves forward Jordan Cox has died at the age of 27.
The circumstances of his death are “believed to be non-suspicious and not related to the current public health situation”, according to a statement issued on behalf of the Cox family.
Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “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.”