A brief report of this game was published in the Monmouthshire Merlin of 2nd November 1883:-
"FOOTBALL.- Newport v. London Harlequins. - This match was played on the ground of the former last Friday afternoon, and attracted a considerable number of spectators. Owing to the earth being saturated with moisture, fast play was impossible. The visitors started the ball, and worked in a very spirited manner, but they failed to score. The Newport men played exceedingly well, and won by four tries and several touches down."