A packed crowd of media agency executives took over North Sydney Oval last week, for the annual Nine Agency of Origin competition for 2019.
As with previous years, it was a closely fought competition with PHD triumphing over last year’s champions the Independents team (which consisted of representatives from Atomic 212, Frontier, Joy, Pearman & The M Agency media agencies).
PHD defeated the Indies 7-2 in a tightly contested game which according to the referees saw a number of controversial tags and some very close calls on tries.
The semi-finals were also a battle royal with the Independents facing Dentsu Aegis Network, while PHD went head to head with Mindshare.
In the PHD v Mindshare semi-final the game featured an incredible intercept try by PHD Investment Executive Joseph Bunworth, who in the last 30 seconds scored his agency a game winning try, bringing the score to 1-0.
Joshua Laming, an account executive at PHD, was named man of the match.
The win by PHD sees them take the trophy of Agency of Origin from the Independents who last year seized the title from Carat, who had held the title for three consecutive years.