Waikato are the 2021 National Provincial Champions for 2021.
Waikato claimed the title by beating the two-time defending champions Tasman 23-20 in Hamilton.
Replacement first-five Fletcher Smith kicked the match-winning penalty for Waikato in the 72nd minute.
The final had been tight all the way through the game, with the scores level at 10-all, 13-all and 20-all, until Smith kicked the final goal.
It is the first time in 15 years that Waikato have won this competition.