A team of Ovens and Murray men's water polo players hit the pool in Wagga for a practice match against Canberra on Saturday.
It marked the second year the Border outfit has met the Dragons, as the ACT side prepares to compete in Thailand.
Players from Sharks, Tigers and Stingrays were represented in the clash, with the Dragons getting the better of the Border unit 11-10.
Sharks' men's coach Shannon Gould said the match was good preparation for when the Border is introduced into the Southern Cross league.
"Everyone played really well," Gould said.
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"It was pretty level pegging up until the third quarter when the Canberra guys got away a little bit, but all in all it was a good stepping stone to get ready for the Southern Cross league that's starting next year."
The new competition would see the Border take on teams from the likes of New Zealand and Western Australia over the Easter long weekend.
In local men's water polo results on Sunday, Sharks defeated Pool Pirates 7-4 at the Albury Swim Centre.
Ollie Cooper was best for the Sharks, while Steven Sloan was good in goals for the Pool Pirates.
Northside was too good for Albury Tigers, 15-10.
Rex Gallagher and Trent Remington were best for Northside, while Jimmy Scannell was a standout for the Tigers.
In the women's games, Pirates defeated Tigers 11-6 with four goals coming from Pirates' Rosanna Youings.
Lucy McInnis was in form for Albury.
Sharks defeated Ovens and Murray junior representatives 7-4, with good contributions across the pool.
Rosie McCormack was a standout for the juniors.