From the match programme:-
"Saturday, October 4th. NEWPORT v. CARDIFF"
"We give a special welcome to Newport - who are our visitors to-day. As the far eastern stronghold of Welsh club rugby, they have great tradition and a great history. Classed as one of the "Big Four" in Welsh rugby along with Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelly, they have a responsible position to uphold."
"This season they have not settled into their old form. There are many new faces, and a little uncertainty in the centre. They have been beaten four times in seven matches, and one has to look a long way back to find a similar state of affairs. Cardiffians extend the cordial hand of sympathy to Newport in their need, and wish them a speedy recovery."
"Last Saturday, Newport and Swansea had a revelry in scoring 49 points between them. There was new life in the Newport side, but the doldrums returned on Monday at Pontypool. To-day we hope that with their strongest side out, they will test the Cardiff side with good open play. After last Saturday's titanic struggle on the Arms Park, the comparative calm of a Club match, even though it is an important one, will be a welcome relief."
"Cardiff are sitting high in rugby glory at the moment. To defeat the Australians so thoroughly was a great feat, and now Cardiff can claim the scalps of both South Africa, and Australia twice, and a narrow miss over New Zealand and the "Kiwis". Of Saturday's Cardiff side nine players were full Welsh internationals, and four were representative players, thus they virtually formed a Welsh XV. What is more important they played like one! Again they had 44,700 Welshmen good and true to support them."
"The Cardiff pack which had failed to find its true form in previous matches, came back to life with renewed vigour and efficiency. They out-lasted the Australians, and never before have we seen such outstanding performances as were given by Les Manfield and Roy Roberts. Gwyn Evans showed that he is improving with every match and helped considerably with Billy Cleaver in blotting Neville Emery right out of the match."
"Cliff Davies was going quite as hard at the finish as he was at the start. The celebrated "Bon Annee" showed the full truth of the maxim - "The bigger they are, the heavier they fall!" Maldwyn James was a little fortunate in not having Dawson in front of him for the whole match. Conscientious Wal Dawson looked a good hooker before his injury, and might have caused Cardiff a spot of bother. Douglas Jones on the wing has an arm injury and if he is not fit to-day, Haydn Thomas will take his place."
"Our Captain, Haydn Tanner, has now shared in the defeat of two touring sides while playing for a Welsh Club side. In 1935 he helped Swansea beat the "All Blacks," and on Saturday Cardiff beat the "Wallabies." Furthermore, he has now played against all the Dominions, in this order; New Zealand, 1935; South Africa, 1938, and Australia, 1947. This is a long and splendid record of service considering how well he has played down through the years."
"We wish him further success and hope that he will be fortunate enough to lead Wales to victory over the Australians on December 20th."