The Western Mail of 22nd October 1878 reported briefly;-
"PANTEG V. NEWPORT. - The representatives of these Rugby Union Clubs met at Newport on Saturday afternoon last, when the home team secured an easy victory by five goals nine tries to nothing. The following players scored the tries, viz., T. Spittle, 7; W. Ponsford, 2; E. Jenkins, 2; Newman, 1; C. Phillips, 1; Newman also dropped a goal. Umpire, W. Phillips. Heavy rain fell during the whole of the game, which made the place kicking very difficult."