Mellor reveals injury nightmare that nearly cost him Wembley dream

Leeds Rhinos forward Alex Mellor capped his first season at the club with victory at Wembley but it nearly never happened for him after he suffered a broken rib in the weeks before the Coral Challenge Cup Final.

Mellor has revealed that he had to play through intense pain in the semi final win over Wigan and then had a sleepless night before the Final fearing the same would happen on the biggest day.