From the match programme:-
"Newport wind up their Easter holiday programme with what is openly regarded as the most attractive fixture of the year - the visit of the famous Barbarians. Drawn as they are, from the cream of the talent in the Four Countries, the Barbarians cannot fail to present themselves as 'standard bearers' of Rugby football at its best. Occasionally they fail, occasionally they are beaten. Were such factors not possible football would, of course, cease to be a game and interest would diminish. The very strength of these Barbarian sides naturally provides that extra stimulus and incentive to the home side to defeat them, and as instance of this Newport can point to two victories out of the three Easter Tuesday meetings since the war. The one Barbarian victory, in 1947, by 19 points to three, provided what must still remain as the finest football memory, at least of post-war years. Whether or not to-day's game will erase that memory, it is certain that a fine holiday crowd will enjoy to the full the attraction provided by our famous visitors.".
"The Toc H mobile unit is presenting a film of the 1948 Olympic Games in the Club Gymnasium to-morrow, Wednesday, evening at 7.30p.m. Club members are invited to view free of charge. And to remind us all of the great work being done by Toc H, permission has been granted for a collection on the grounds this afternoon in aid of the mobile cinema unit. The expense of maintaining this service, which takes films to hospitals, orphanages, homes, etc., on at least two evenings of every week is very great, and the continued work of the Toc H is only made possible by the public's financial support. We feel sure our supporters will contribute as generously as they are able to to-day's collection for a most worthy cause."
"With the close of the Easter matches only two fixtures remain before the season's end, and so kind has been the winter weather that the usual extension of the playing season has rightly been deemed by the Welsh Union as unnecessary. So there remains the away game with Penarth next Saturday, and the home fixture with Devonport Services to wind up the season on April 30th. On that day Newport will, too, be engaged in the "Seven-a-side" Tournament at Twickenham - anattraction which the Newport Club themselves hope to introduce and stage on the Athletic Grounds next season."