"Newport, our visitors to-day, are the second Welsh side to appear on Welford Road this year and we give them our usual hearty welcome."
"We always have an attractive game and I am sure to-day will be no exception as Newport have had a very successful season so far and have brought with them a very strong side including the Welsh International, Ken Jones, who last year was a student at Loughborough College."
"Leicester, unfortunately, are without W. K. T. Moore for the first time this year. I wish to remind all members that applications for International match tickets should be made to me as soon as possible at P.O. Box No. 50, Northampton Street, Leicester. The dates of the International matches this year are:- Jan. 21st. England v. Wales at Twickenham. Feb. 11th. England v. Ireland at Twickenham. and applications should reach me within the next few weeks accompanied by a remittance of 10/6d. which includes booking fee."
"Our next home match is against Oxford University on Thursday, 27th October, kick-off 3.0 p.m. This match will be of very great interest because a fortnight on the following Saturday, 12th November, our visitors will be Cambridge University and the two games against Leicester may give some pointer to the result of the Varsity match which is being played this year on 6th December at Twickenham."
"I wish to remind all members that on Thursday next, 20th October, the second match for Leicestershire in the County Championship series is being played at Coventry against Warwickshire."
"On Saturday next, 22nd October, the Tigers pay a visit to Northampton and on this ground Harlequins "A" will be the visitors."
"J. E. THORNELOE, (Hon. Sec.)."
"After first post on Monday next, no more bookings can be received for the trip to Northampton next Saturday, 22nd October. Tickets are 7/6d., inclusive of tea after the game, and should be obtained from Mr. Percy Thompson, 62, Romway Road, Leicester. Applications must be accompanied by a remittance. Buses will leave St. James Street, beside the Palais de Danse, at 1 p.m., and go direct to Franklin's Gardens. They are expected back at about 6.30."
"Tickets will be available early next month for the Tigers' Dance at the Bell Hotel on the night of the Barbarians' match, 27th December. So please book the date. Mr. Frank Read and his committee have practically completed arrangements. Jimmy Hearth and his Broadcasting Band (they have broadcast seven times in the past nine months), will play throughout the evening. There will be bar and buffet, and tickets only 5/- but strictly limited in number."
"Supporters' Club members are still enrolling, but not as fast as we would wish. And there are still some of last season's members who have not renewed. Our number has now reached 777. Please send your subscriptions of 2/6d. to me at 17, Bankart Avenue, and you will be issued with membership card and badge."
"BRIAN THOMPSON, (Hon. Sec)."
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The local evening paper reported the match as follows:-
"LEICESTER 13 pts. NEWPORT 8 pts."
"By TED HART"
"TIGERS are riding the crest of the wave again. They had handsome revenge for that defeat by Cardiff a few weeks ago when Newport's Welsh fire was kindled, subdued and finally quelled in a storming finish at Welford-road. Play on both sides often reached dazzling heights, but there was no denying the enthusiasm of the home side."
"Newport were seen in an unfamiliar role during the opening minutes when Gibbon, their full back, was content to bang the ball deep into the stands. Their one attempt at a breakaway was brilliantly checked by Paddy Harvey, who took the ball from the feet of oncoming forwards and drove them back with his punt."
"Still, their dangerous right wing partnership of Owen and Ken Jones was soon in evidence, and only a flying tackle by Towell saved a dangerous situation."
"To prove that the visitors did not have a monopoly of scoring power on the wing, Rees was away down the left and was unfortunate to knock on his own punt ahead."
"The Tigers were in really aggressive form now as Newport's outside half Wade, could testify. Fielding a kick from Harvey he was thrown heartily by a full blooded tackle from Gerry Day and had to leave the field."
"GIBBON HARD PRESSED"
"At this period it was virtually Gibbon v the Tigers, and the fullback was frequently called upon to catch and beat three men before finding touch."
"It appeared that this task was not beyond the Welshman's powers. With the return of Wade, Newport improved, and twice Ken Jones gave Tigers' supporters unpleasant moments in the right-hand corner."
"A spate of penalties for forward infringements produced the first score, the Tigers being penalised on their own 25, and 10 yards in from touch."
"PETER DAVIES, who places the ball flat, saw it hit the far post and drop over the bar. Harvey nearly levelled the score a moment later."
"TIGERS IN FRONT"
"A moment later the Irishman redeemed this failure by starting a movement which gained 50 yards and took play into the Newport 25."
"From an ensuing loose maul, the ball was kicked over the Newport line. BARROW won the race for the touch down. HARVEY added the points."
"The unfortunate Wade, who was clearly suffering from concussion, had to be led off the field. Jones then went into the centre and Kimpton replaced him on the wing."
"Leicester (one goal), 5pts. Newport (one penalty), 3pts."
"After the interval the veteran Newport stand-off returned to receive a great ovation. The stage was now adequately set for battle and the teams did not disappoint. Newport's backs excelled the Tigers in one respect only, and this was in the vital quality of fast, crisp handling."
"From such a movement OWEN cut through diagonally from 30 yards to score a brilliant try under the post DAVIES had little difficulty with the conversion."
"Play was of a really brilliant pattern. Speedy attacks were being met by low hand tackling and, most important of all, the, play was fast and open."
"The Tigers once again went into the lead with a grand fighting try which was begun by Sibson. who carried play down to the Newport 25."
"Thorneloe threw out a long pass to the open side and HAYDN THOMAS battled his way over. HARVEY was in on the target."
"The roar of the jubilant crowd was scarcely stilled when Rees, with a brilliant run, was tearing his way down the left wing and was seen to cross the line, carrying two defenders with him."
"The angle was too wide for Harvey, but the Tigers were now five points up and hopes were high."
"Ron Tudor, who had been injured earlier, collapsed after the kick and was carried off. He had, however, done his task and his hooking had been a vital factor in the Tigers' victory."
"Shortly before full time the forward battle reached such fury that the referee was compelled to speak to some of the players. But the ..... the match ended as all such affairs should, with a handshake."
"Leicester (two goals one try), 13pts., Newport (one goal, one penalty qoal), 8pts."