From the match programme:-
"The International field is clear, as far as Wales is concerned, for the last two of the season's meetings between Cardiff and Newport, the first of which is on the Athletic Grounds this afternoon, and the last at Cardiff a fortnight to-day."
"During these post-war years we have on several occasions paid just tribute to this Cardiff side for the outstanding part they have played - and indeed they continue to play - in the cause of Rugby football, not only in Wales, but throughout the country. This season it is only just to link this present Newport side with them as performers with achievements falling little short of this Cardiff team itself."
"These last two meetings between the clubs can prove classic encounters. Whether or not they will depends on the many vagaries known to football, but it is certain that if they do fall short of such standard it will be through no lack of intention on the part of the clubs themselves. To win will be the set purpose of both sides, but with so many fine footballers in the two teams the art of the game itself will surely dominate in victory or defeat."
"Cardiff have beaten Newport twice this season - at Rodney Parade by 9 points to nil, and at the Arms Park by 5 points to 3. The former game Newport might have won, the latter they certainly should have won. Cardiff, having long shaken off an indifferent spell in which they sustained their only defeat of the season at the hands of Cambridge University, continue their victorious way. Newport, with only four defeats in 26 games - two of which were inflicted by Cardiff, of course - and with a run of 14 victories broken midway only by a lapse at Neath - are proving the best Newport side - certainly since the war - and possibly for a good few years prior."
"Thus the field is set. Rightly, both side hope to be at full strength as befits the occasion. Central interest in the Newport side will again be at full-back, where G. Gibbons, of Newbridge, will play his first game in the Newport colours. Gibbons, seriously contending for International honours, is a fine player, and his decision to throw in his lot with Newport is an important one. His duel with Cardiff's Frank Trott may well be one of the highlights of to-day's match. In the three-quarters Graham Ross, playing so finely on the right wing, is not disturbed, so that Ken Jones, making one of his rare appearances at Newport, will play on the left wing."
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