From the match programme:-
"To-day's game with Llanelly - of which there is a broadcast during the second half of play in the Welsh Service - is the first of a series of home matches, unbroken except for the visit to Swansea on 20th December, which will take us into the New Year."
"The season is proceeding with rather mixed fortunes, and the record barely does justice to the capabilities of the present side. It is to the credit of the Selection Committee that with both forwards and backs the will to persevere with a settled combination has been a firm policy, and this will surely prove itself when rather more experience and confidence in all departments are blended."
"An outstanding and heartening feature of the highest importance is that gaps in the Newport side caused through representative calls, injuries, etc., are once again being filled from the United side. For the first time since the war every position in the team can be duplicated with credit by a United player, and in this fact there lies the happiest augury for success which any club can possess."
"Llanelly and Newport are traditional opponents, and their meetings, invariably well contested, have produced many stirring struggles. Both clubs have performed finely against the Australians this season, the narrow margin of defeat sustained by each being almost identical. It is interesting to record, too, that the two matches between the clubs last season both produced a pointless draw. Llanelly have the more impressive playing record to date, but this will have little bearing on what should be a keen, open game between two well-matched sides."
"And finally, our congratulations to two Newport players, Ken Spray and J. Gwilliam, who will be playing for Cambridge in the 'Varsity match to-day. The Welsh selectors, as well as Newport, will be following their display with the liveliest interest."