A superb attacking performance saw Inglewood thrash Coastal 35-14 at Yarrow Stadium to win the title.
Star first five-eighth fends off Blues bid, committing to two more years of Super Rugby in the capital.
Taranaki Rugby development manager Jono Phillips has resigned to follow business interests overseas.
New Plymouth Old Boys and Coastal have guaranteed themselves semifinal spots in Taranaki premier rugby.
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