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We are delighted that the latest former Robin to join us on the Red Robin HeritageCast is Kris Welham.
Kris Welham was born in Hull in March 1987 and came through the club’s Academy set up to make his first team debut at Leigh towards the end of the 2006 promotion-winning season.
With a home play-off semi-final just about in the bag, coach Justin Morgan elected to rest some first team regulars for the trip to Leigh, and both Kris and brother Liam were given their debuts on the wings that day – the only instance in Rovers’ history of two brothers making their debuts in the same game.
From there Kris went on the represent the club with great aplomb with Chairman Neil Hudgill stating that ‘not only has he been a tremendous player for Hull Kingston Rovers, he’s also been a great ambassador for the club.’
In all, Kris Welham made 191 appearances for Rovers, scoring 102 tries. He was a strong and pacey centre, who for several seasons was Rovers most potent attacking threat in the three-quarter line. He has made most Super League appearances for Rovers, 165, and has scored most tries, 89.
After leaving Rovers for pastures new Kris has gone on to forge a successful career with him playing for Salford in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final and Super League Grand Final. He recently signed for Sheffield Eagles after playing for Featherstone Rovers in the 2021 ‘Million’ pound game and combines playing part time and working as a pest controller.

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