"The annual visit of the Newport fifteen to the Rectory Field, Blackheath, proved, as usual, a decided attraction, probably close on 10,000 spectators being present. As could only be expected on the season's form, the Newport men had no great difficulty in winning by a handsome margin. As a matter of fact they won by four goals (one dropped) and a try to a dropped goal. It was a curious match. Quite early Blackheath lost Tarbutt, one of their forwards, but that incident had little influence on the game. Blackheath always held their own forward, and their backs tackled admirably. In defence Blackheath were excellent, but they did not display any ability as an attacking force. Their halves were painfully weak, and as a consequence a very fair three-quarter line had no chance. On the other hand, the Newport backs showed great resource and combination. Llewellyn Lloyd, the international, was in great form at half-back, and he not only had a hand in every try, but dropped a neat goal. Time after time he opened the game for his three-quarters, and though some of the Newport passing was wild, much was excellent. The game generally went in the direction of the right wing, and E. Morgan, well looked after by his centre, C. E. Lewis, had no difficulty in scoring three tries. G. C. Pritchard, the left centre, gained the other try, so that all the scoring for Newport was accomplished by the back division. To the captain, R. T. Skrimshire, fell the distinction of dropping the goal for Blackheath, and a beautiful effort it was."