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    A Good News Rugby Story - for a change

    Rugby club takes young autistic man under its wing.

    The young man who runs onto the rugby field today bears little resemblance to the shy, awkward teenager who first approached the University of Queensland Rugby Club several years ago with an unusual request.

    Connor Whelan, 22, appears happy and confident as he shakes hands with the opposing team, Souths.

    Head coach Paul Farmer still remembers well the nervous autistic boy who first came to see him with his father, asking for something largely missing from his life, inclusion.

    More at..................

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-0...whelan/9940622

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    Southern Lions have an all abilities team.

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    Just watched this on ABC what a great story.

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    Saw this on abc, fantastic story. What a legend conor is and we'll done to the University of Queensland

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