From the match programme:-
"Newport come to Stradey this afternoon having made a good start to the season. Their victory over Blackheath at the Rectory Field has stamped them as a formidable side."
"Last season, a win at Stradey by the “Scarlets’’ and a win at Rodney Parade by the “Usksiders” resulted from the meetings of the sides. The gradual improvement shown by the “Scarlets” gives rise to optimism as to the result to-day, and it is hoped that the game will follow the lines both in play and result as that of last season. With that end in view, we wish both sides good luck."