Kris Welham finds new club

Kris Welham in action for Featherstone

Sheffield have signed experienced centre Kris Welham from fellow Championship side Featherstone on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old has made more than 300 career appearances for Hull KR, Bradford, Salford and Featherstone.

Welham played in the Super League Grand Final for Salford in 2019, and the Challenge Cup final the following season. He also played for Featherstone in last season’s Million Pound Game.

On his move to Sheffield, Welham said: “I am very happy to be at the club, especially after coming to the end of my contract at Featherstone.

“I wanted to play at another good club with high standards. 

“When Mark (Aston) showed his interest in myself, and I went to meet him in person, he said all the right things about his ambitions for the club. 

“It was a no-brainer for me.”

Sheffield boss delighted with Kris Welham coup

Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “It’s massive for the club.

“Kris has played at the highest level and he has been at Featherstone in the last 12 months. 

“His experience will be invaluable. One of the things we always talk about is that players can mentor each other.

“Kris will certainly do that and it’ll help the likes of Ryan Johnson. He has good pedigree, a good attitude and he is a great bloke – he certainly fits the culture.” 

Featherstone favourite Nu Brown to make Australia return

Nu Brown in action for Featherstone

Featherstone half-back Nu Brown has left the club to return home to Australia for personal reasons.

The 26-year-old joined the Rovers ahead of last season after a difficult period of not playing having left NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs in 2019.

Nu Brown made 25 appearances for Featherstone in 2021, scoring 17 tries. He helped Featherstone win the 1895 Cup at Wembley.

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