Boland Kavaliers won the Currie Cup first division title for 2011 when they shocked the Eastern Province Kings 43-12 in Wellington.
After conceding an early try to Kings winger Andile Witbooi, the Cavaliers regrouped to lead by 13-7 at the break and eventually cut loose in the second half to win the final by 43-12 at the Boland Stadium.
Not even a yellow card to No 8 Zandré Jordaan after 20 minutes could stifle the home team as they consolidated on their late-season form to take the title.
The Kings lost centre Jaco Bekker to a yellow card late in the first half and when Ligtoring Landman scored early in the second half, Boland went ahead 23-7 with little over half an hour left.
Boland scored a further four tries in the second half as they took complete control of the match, almost replicating their recent victory of 49-15 over the Kings in Wellington.
First left-wing Brendon April went over on the hour mark and then, like they did a few weeks ago, Boland cut loose, with Danwell Demas scoring two tries in the final eigth minutes.
Two of the recipients of yellow cards, Jordaan for Boland and Bobby Dyer (replacement hooker) for the Kings, got the final two tries by which stage the match had opened up completely.
Final score Boland 43 Kings 12
Tries: Clemen Lewis, Ligtoring Landman, Brendon April, Danwel Demas (2), Zandré Jordaan
Conversions: Elgar Watts (2)
Penalties: Watts (3).
Tries: Andile Witbooi, Bobby Dyer
Conversion: Louis Strydom.