|History of Newport RFC|
Cardiff,   16 December 1878
Newport were the first Welsh club to install floodlights, and the first official game played under floodlights was on 9 October 1957. However, this unofficial fixture was also played under floodlights, and became known as the 'Electric Light Game'.
* There was no points system in place prior to 1890-91. Instead, a game was determined by the number of goals scored (conversions, dropped goals, and later, penalties). If a try was scored, an opportunity to convert the try into a goal was given. If the goal was kicked successfully, the try no longer counted.