Salford star’s future mapped out

Salford centre Kris Welham has his life away from Rugby League sorted – in pest control!
The Red Devils ace has no plans to retire any time soon, but has done his qualifications so he’s set once it’s time to hang up the boots.
He will join the family business in an entirely new career, and will swap tackling pesky wingers for pesky rodents.
“We deal with all sorts, rats, birds, wasps’ nests, all that sort of thing,” said Welham.
“I’ve done my qualifications, so it’s something that’s ready for me to get into once the rugby career is over. It’s my father-in-law’s business; it’s something I thought I could do and it will certainly be different.”
For now, Welham is enjoying himself as a Super League player, having thought his days at the top were over years ago.
The centre dropped out of Super League in 2016 when he left Hull KR, joining Bradford.
However, 30 tries in 30 games saw him earn a move to Salford, and eventually play in a Grand Final.
“When I moved to Bradford I thought that would be the last of me playing in Super League,” he said.
“I don’t think there are many players who drop back down and then go back up.
“But Salford got in touch, Watto (Ian Watson) sold the club to me and I made the move, and I’ve loved every minute since.”