From the match programme including some thoughts on the progress of the post-war Welsh game:-
"The International field is clear - as far as Wales is concerned - for the season's remaining contests between Newport and Cardiff, and full interest will be focussed on the third meeting between the Clubs at Rodney Parade this afternoon, and again a fortnight later in the fourth and final game at Cardiff."
"To-day’s game, from Newport’s angle, is of added importance for two reasons. Firstly, because Cardiff have emerged victorious in both of the previous contests this season, and secondly, by so doing they have taken the lead in the great "all-in" recorded contests between the Clubs of victory and defeat. And may we hasten to add that our old friends and rivals have thoroughly merited this season’s successes, which proved them on both occasions to be clearly the better side. But they will have no illusions cither about Newport’s desire to even up the spoils in the remaining two matches; that is healthy rivalry which contributes to the good of the game, especially when supporters of both sides know that, hard as the struggle may be, they will be contested in a spirit which Newport and Cardiff meetings have come to exemplify, and that victory or defeat will be cleanly gained or cheerfully countenanced."
"We thought for this second visit of Cardiff’s this season that it would be an appropriate gesture if we invited a contribution from Cardiff for our "A Peep in My Diary" series, and we therefore asked Wilfred Wooller, the former famous Cardiff and Welsh centre three-quarter to "peep in his diary" for the occasion. This he readily agreed to do, and we welcome with much pleasure his contribution to our series. [Editor: to be found here http://www.historyofnewport.co.uk/articles/article.php?id=000025 ] Wilfred Wooller was an outstanding personality in Welsh Rugby between the two wars, as Newport people have just cause to remember, and it is an unhappy fact that this late war so shortened his Rugby career at the height of his greatness."
"We would apologise to our supporters for the fact that our programmes at recent home matches have, seemingly, been in short supply. This has been due entirely to such uncertain weather conditions which have made it extremely difficult to gauge requirements. Our publication on the occasion of Oxford’s visit last week was so limited that we have decided to re-print details of the season’s record next Saturday in the Blackheath match, and G. LI. Lloyd’s “A Peep in My Diary” again later in the season."
"The Testimonial Fund to mark "Chick" Mogford’s retirement reached a total of £210. At half-time in to-day’s game Mr. R. S. Snelling, acting chairman of Newport Athletic Club, will present the cheque to "Chick." "
"Once again a reminder that next Saturday's match against Blackheath is a HOME game; kick-off, 3.15"
"The Newport and Abertillery game, postponed from January 18th because of the International match at Cardiff, will be played at Newport on Thursday, April 3rd. It will be an evening kick-off."
"A Welsh Secondary Schools Trial Match - Wales v. The Rest - will be played on Newport Athletic Grounds next Thursday afternoon, February 20th."
"Proceeds from the sale of programmes at the Welsh Trial Match played at Newport on December 7th have been donated to the Newport and District Junior Rugby League."
"Newport’s proposed game in France this season against Club Ferrand is "off" as a suitable date for both clubs cannot be arranged."
"THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME."
"While critics of our sister code of football have this season been deploring the fact that an increased roughness has been creeping into play, it is with some pride that we offer the opinion that Rugby football is cleaner and played, generally, in a better spirit to-day than it was in the pre-war period. This statement does not mean that before the war there was any serious cause for perturbation about this aspect of the game, but it cannot be denied that there were frequent occasions when teams did not observe the spirit of the game entirely, and play suffered in consequence, both from a player’s and spectator’s point of view. A full season and a half has passed since we entered into the new post-war period of the game, and we think this notably improved spirit which we consider it has marked is worthy of record and should not escape comment. Principally concerned as we are with the game in Wales, and writing admittedly without actual details, it is hardly possible for us to recall a player incurring the extreme displeasure of the referee during this past season and a half. If we are correct, then this fact must give much satisfaction to the Welsh Union, and possibly it would prove of great interest if this controlling body were to publish a comparison of the cases in point on which they have had to pass their judgment during the post-war period, compared with a similar pre-war period. By so doing we feel the purport of this article would not be unjustified."
"And if our observance is correct, then the reflection on the standard of Rugby itself is going to be an important one. Already we see a greater desire on the part of Welsh forwards to open up play for their three-quarters. This has been exemplified not only in the Welsh Trial matches and both International games, but in much club Rugby as well. This, in turn, is leading to a higher degree of confidence in back-play which, if maintained, will do more than anything else to revive past glories of the game. There is a long way to go, and much ground to be regained, but the spirit of the game is undeniably an all-important factor, and while that is being upheld - and even bettered, as we think it is - then there need be few qualms for the future of Rugby football."