Saturday 7 March - Lavington
North Melbourne 24.10.154
With Ron Barassi deliberately taking one less player into the game than North, the Demons were short handed during a 16 man melee.
Before the match Richard Seddon had been forced to insure the players for the flight. He got $1.2m worth of cover for his 21 players, while North secretary Ron Joseph managed to value his side at $2m the same week.