From the match programme:
"WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIANS"
"It is a pleasure and a privilege to extend a warm welcome to our visitors today, for with them they bring great friendliness and sportsmanship."
"The Australians leaning towards fast, open rugby is always welcome in Wales, and in hoping that todays game will rank with the great matches between us in the past, we say in all sincerity - may the best team win."
"PHILIP HILL, Esq.,"
"Chairman of Newport R.F.C."
"From New Zealand :"
"It gives me the greatest pleasure on the occasion of the Newport fixture against the touring Australian side to renew acquaintances, if only by way of this programme, with our thousands of Welsh friends who did much for making our 1963/4 tour the pleasant memory it will always remain. I have spoken many times to Frank Kilby, Neal McPhail and the other members of our Touring party who without exception regard the four months we spent in the U.K. as the greatest days in our rugby lives and very prominent in our thoughts are our memories of Wales."
"I shall never forget the game played that day at Rodney Parade. Here for the first time we met the Welsh fervour and dedication that has made their rugby a legend. Without doubt Newport that day was one of the best prepared and best drilled sides we met on the tour. They played to a carefully prepared plan, testing our weaknesses and nullifying our strengths. Each man did his job splendidly and on the day there was no doubt as to which was the better side. I wish the members of this team all the good fortune they deserve in the match against Australia. After saying that, I hasten to express to John Thornett my hopes that they have a grand game and a wonderful Tour."
"On behalf of our 1963/4 team, my fond greetings to you all."
"Captain of the 1963/64 All Blacks."
"From South Africa :"
"May you as spectators and players see and experience one of those extra?ordinary rugby games which one normally hears about, but rarely sees or plays in."
"I am convinced that both Newport and Australia will bestow great honour upon the game of rugby on the 23rd. May the game of rugby benefit by your encounter."
"The Springboks will never forget Newport or the Australians. Newport in particular for the game in 1960 when our forwards were defeated and we should have lost the game and the Australians for their friendship during their tour in South Africa in 1963."
"Good luck to you all and in particular to the two teams."
"Captain of the 1960/61 Springboks."
"From Fiji :"
"It was indeed a privilege and a pleasure for the Fiji Rugby Union Team to have been invited to do a three weeks tour of Wales in 1964. The tour is now a dream but a very pleasant one. We still cherish very vivid memories of our game at Newport, for it was really and truly an extremely exciting one."
"I am sure you know how much we enjoyed what we tried to do on the tour: play robust and open rugby football as a game and leave the public to enjoy and judge."
"We were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming welcome, support and hospitality we received wherever we played, more than that, the heartwarming appreciation of the Welsh crowds, stemming from the Welsh Rugby Football Union to which our gratitude goes for making the experience possible."
"My only wish that the game against the Australians will prove as enjoyable exciting and as close as ours was in 1964, for it is the game that really counts."
"Manager of the 1964 Fijians."