Bragging rights in the Kaierau derby went to the A1 team after they pulled away from their A2 brethren 60-40 in the second round of Whanganui Premier A1 at Springvale Stadium on Monday night.

Kaierau A2 are new to the top level this season, yet there is no cross-pollination between the squads, save for having also faced each other in pre-season.

They train on different nights and, in the case of squad injuries, both teams would have to look to their third-tier side, who play Saturday netball, to find replacements.

Wearing grey bibs to distinguish friend from foe, Kaierau A2