Joe Mellor

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Joe Mellor
Personal information
Full name Joseph Patrick Mellor
Born 21 November 1990 (1990-11-21) (age 26)
Warrington, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 11 st 9 lb (74 kg; 163 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–12 Wigan Warriors 4 2 0 0 8
2011 (loan) Harlequins RL 1 0 0 0 0
2012– Widnes Vikings 119 54 1 1 182
Total 124 56 1 1 190
As of 23 September 2015
Source: RLP

Joseph Patrick Mellor (born 21 November 1990) is a professional rugby league player who currently plays for Widnes Vikings in Super League. He previously played for Wigan Warriors. His usual position is Scrum-half. He is Co-Captain for Widnes Vikings.

Club career[edit]

Mellor signed as a professional for Wigan from Warrington-based amateur side Latchford Albion. In 2009, Mellor was awarded Man-of-the-Match in the Reserve Grand Final following a fantastic performance. An injury-plagued 2010 meant limited appearances in Wigan's junior teams, however, he did play in the Under-20 Cup Final win over St Helens. He made his Super League début in rugby league whilst on loan at Harlequins in 2011's Super League XVI, coming off the bench in a 27-16 win over St. Helens in round five.

On his return to Wigan, Joe Mellor was sent on loan to Widnes along with Dom Crosby and Logan Tomkins. Mellor featured at stand-off for the Chemics, scoring tries in the home fixtures against Barrow and Toulouse Olympique and a brace away at Barrow.

Mellor was once again loaned to Widnes in 2012, and joined the club on a permanent contract after being released by Wigan at the end of 2012. Since permanently joining the Vikings, Mellor has improved over his years at the club, being regarded as one of the best players in Super League.

After the departure of captain Kevin Brown to Warrington Wolves at the end of 2016, Joe has been handed co-captaincy alongside Chris Houston and has been given the number 6 jersey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "wiganwarriors.com //90 Joe Mellor". web page. wiganwarriors.com. 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011.