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New Zealand and Cook Islands parliamentarians put their bodies on the line in a thrilling rugby match in November to raise funds for a local community group.

Next week a cheque of $1272 will be handed over to Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service which was the community group of choice to receive the funds from the rugby match.

The game between New Zealand parliamentarians and local members of parliament and golden oldies rugby players was the curtain raiser match to the 2009 Sevens in Heaven international sevens tournament.

At the time Mongoose lock George George said that it was one of the hardest games of golden oldies rugby he had ever played.

That was because of the high level of fitness and skills of the New Zealand parliamentarian rugby team who tour regularly for games.

The funds raised will go a long way to help Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service deliver its services to the community.