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Peter Clohessy, the Ireland tight-head prop who received a 26-week suspension for stamping on Olivier Roumat, of France, at the Parc des Princes last February, has signed a contract with the Queensland Rugby Union.

Bedford have signed a second rugby league player in Widnes' Australian centre, Mick Petchey, who follows the London Broncos wing, Martin Offiah, to the Courage League Two club. Widnes will receive pounds 15,000 for Petchey, who was still under contract at Naughton Park.

Martin Bright, the Moseley lock, has been forced into early retirement at the age of 26 because of a serious back injury.