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Orange teenager Fletcher Wright cleared for rugby return after prospect of never walking again

Matt Findlay
By Matt Findlay
Updated April 30 2021 - 12:39am, first published 12:30am
THEN TO NOW: Fletcher Wright playing for Tauranga Boys College before his second bout of surgery (main) and now, after being cleared to return to the field (inset). Photos: BAY OF PLENTY RUGBY, MATT FINDLAY

After having surgery to cut a golf-ball sized tumour from the middle of his spinal cord in December of 2019, Orange teenager Fletcher Wright was heartbreakingly told there was a very real chance he would never walk again.

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Matt Findlay

Matt Findlay

Journalist

Formerly a sports specialist, I'm based at Orange and shift between wide-spread range of subjects here and, often, across the entire Central West region of NSW as well. I have almost a decade of experience in the media and marketing industries both here in Australia and internationally, along with journalism I have experience in content strategy, brand development, and digital and social media. Along the way, I've been fortunate to win a handful of media awards and be nominated for several others too.

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