From the match programme:-
"Pontypool come to Newport this afternoon with one of the best records of any club side in Wales. Beaten only twice in their 19 games played, they now actually go to the top of the Welsh unofficial championship table, following Cardiff's defeat at Bath last week. Having contested a pointless draw at Pontypool earlier in the season, we can anticipate a close, hard struggle for the season's honours in to-day’s match, but this should not deter either side from playing good open Rugby which will, we feel, be the endeavour of all concerned. Of the 54 games in all played between the clubs, Newport have won 29, lost 15, with 10 matches left drawn."
"It was most gratifying to have reports from two famous old Newport players who accompanied the team on their Devon tour, of the brilliance of Newport’s display in defeating Devonport Services by 15 points to three. It was described as their most inspiring performance of the season, with added merit in its gain in the absence of six of the regular players. Two youngsters who impressed so notably were the centres, D. Phillips, playing in only his second game for Newport, and Malcolm Thomas, but the whole side played with such spirit and enterprise as to earn the unqualified praise of their generous Devonshire hosts. Having won their last seven matches, recent displays are a happy augury for the exacting programme ahead, and there will be fewer doubts about the early potentialities of this Newport team materialising. Full details of the record to date will be published in next week’s programme."
"And finally, our congratulations to Ken. Jones, R. Blakemore, and G. Parsons on being "capped" for Wales. They were worthily honoured, and worthily, we feel, they will uphold Newport’s prestige in very many International contests to come."
"Ken Spray and R. T. Evan's were at Cardiff last Saturday as reserves for the Welsh team."
"Programme receipts at the Watsonians’ match for the "Chick" Mogford Testimonial Fund totalled nearly £75. We thank our supporters for this response, which under weather conditions ruling that day was a splendid one. The "Chick" Mogford Fund Appeal closes to-day, so that there is still time to make your contribution if you have not already done so."
"Newport have an important run of home games during February. Cross Keys are next week’s visitors. On Thursday, February 6th. the famous - and so far undefeated - Oxford University team will be entertained. The following Thursday the game will be against Neath. Cardiff are here on February 15th, and Blackheath pay their second visit of the season on February 22nd."
"Against Cross Keys and Oxford University the kick-off will be at 3 o’clock, and for the remaining February games at 3.15."