From the match programme:-
"After gaining a victory of considerable merit in their severe early season test at Bristol last Saturday, Newport have another English fixture to-day when they entertain The Wasps at the Athletic Grounds. Like most London clubs, in considerable wisdom let it be said, this will be their opening game of the season. Report has it that the Wasps have at their disposal all of last season's players with the important addition of their International scrum-half, Pat. Sykes, who is turning out again after a lengthy absence through injury. The admirable spirit of this London club is indicated by the fact that during the summer months the players themselves put in a tremendous amount of voluntary labour to effect improvements on their ground at Sidbury Park, which have been carried out with great success and, consequently, at little cost."
"To-day's fixture is always a most enjoyable one, with the Wasps' first victory over Newport yet to be recorded."
"The recent Circular Letter to clubs by the Welsh Union on the subject of brighter, more open Rugby, will have been widely discussed by Club Committees during the last week. The emphasis is again laid on the now familiar "Gentleman's Agreement," and while it can be expected that the majority of the clubs will try to comply with the request, it cannot be a permanently satisfactory measure when the onus of success is cast on the players themselves. When this "Gentleman's Agreement" can be transcribed in the Rule Book then the Welsh Union will have achieved their objective with almost assured success. To do this, of course, means the agreement of the International Board, and it is going to be no easy matter to carry through England, Ireland, Scotland and the Dominions such a revolutionary change in the rules of the game. Perhaps the main difficulty will lie in the fact that outside Wales Rugby as a spectacle is not given anything like the same consideration, so that any such proposed change would be considered rather from a player's standpoint than the spectator's."
"A proposal has been received that a Supporters' Club should again be formed. The Newport Committee are desirous of doing all in their power to further this proposal and have decided to call a meeting for all interested in the Club Gymnasium at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd. It is hoped that a large body of Newport Rugby followers will attend and that this meeting may be the means of reviving the Supporters' Club."
"Although the Newport team for to-day's game is not being announced until after Thursday's "missionary" match at Carmarthen - and consequently after these Notes have gone to Press - barring injuries, there is not likely to be any substantial change in the side that has recorded two opening victories. The absence of Hedley Rowland will be sincerely regretted, and it is the wish of all that he will before long be able to lead his team once again."