From the match programme:-
"Sandwiched between a heavy programme of representative football, the field is clear to-day for the last of the four club games between Newport and Cardiff - games which are surely increasing in flavour and are a credit both to Welsh Rugby and the Clubs concerned."
"The Cardiff Club - officials and players alike - were the first to congratulate our team on their narrow but deserved victory at Cardiff a fortnight ago. Both Clubs are happy that the first series of these post-war matches is providing not only Rugby of a high standard, but also real entertainment value to the supporters of both sides."
"We can approach to-day's game with an entirely open mind. Neither Club has any record to worry about, and we can confidently look forward to carefree, open Rugby by two worthy opponents, adding the caption "may the better side win" with, perhaps, a greater degree of genuiness than usual."
"Newport's Easter programme is completed by the visit of Nuneaton who will play at Newport on Easter Saturday in place of the repatriated New Zealand Services XV. On the Monday and Tuesday London Welsh and Barbarians will be met as in pre-war years."
"The remarkable achievement of the Monmouthshire XV. in trouncing the Kiwis at Pontypool Park on Wednesday has been widely acclaimed, and although our Club and supporters will wish to extend a special word of praise to Jim Hawkins and his stalwart Newport colleagues for the very important part they played in a great victory, we are also unstinting in our congratulations to the whole Monmouthshire side on a display which will live long in our memory."