Australian Story: Nov 19

Monday’s Australian Story profiles Conor Tweedy and Ollie Bierhoff, two teens who became friends through recovery from rugby union injuries.

This episode is introduced by former Wallabies captain John Eales

By the time this year’s Queensland schoolboy rugby union season was over, four teenagers had broken their necks, their lives changed forever.

Two of them, Conor Tweedy and Ollie Bierhoff, should have competed against each other.

Instead, after separate accidents a week apart, they found themselves side by side in the Spinal Injuries Unit contemplating quadriplegia.

In hospital, both boys threw themselves into their recoveries.

One had a recovery deemed ‘miraculous’; for the other, the road back is much steeper.

Monday November 19 on ABC.

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