October 9 - BC Place, Vancouver
Crowd - 32,987
Melbourne win by 58 points
The biggest crowd outside of Australia ever to watch a VFL match saw Melbourne move into the final of the "Fosters World Challenge" tournament with an easy win over the Swans. It was even a bigger crowd than local Canadian Football side the BC Lions usually drew.
Sydney played the match in the shadow of the potential sacking of coach Tom Hafey.
They qualified to meet North Melbourne in the World Challenge Final a week later.