"Newport are forced to make several changes in their side to meet Plymouth Albion at the Athletic Grounds this afternoon in consequence of calls for the first Welsh Trial Match at Pontypool. H. Thomas, D. Whelan and Peter Davies are playing in this game, with Ron Spray and D. Dando standing by. It has, therefore, been decided to play Ken Jones in the centre in to-day's Newport side. John Lane moves over to the right wing and K. Sargeant comes in from the United on the left wing. Indeed all the vacancies are filled from the unbeaten United team. D. L. Jones, a former Newport High School boy, who has shown consistently good form through the season will be watched with great interest at inside-half, while the pack will not be seriously weakened by the inclusion of three such good forwards as R. Rowlands, Ben. Edwards and T. Coote."
"Plymouth have not beaten Newport since the War, but they have usually proved a difficult side to defeat. Their record this season shows them to be a much improved team - in common with many English clubs - and although victory so rarely comes their way in Wales, Newport will need to be at their best to continue the sequence of success."
"The Appeal by the Welsh Union, prior to the start of the season, for brighter rugby in Wales seems to have met with little response from Llanelly if last Saturday's game was any criterion of their usual play. There was certainly no need for such an impoverished spectacle. Playing conditions were perfect, and from the start it was obvious that Newport were out, as usual, to play the open, passing game. But as so often happens one side, with only destructive ideas, can dictate the run of the play - and this Llanelly did successfully. Weak refereeing, too, is hampering this season's special crusade for more attractive rugby, and although it is known that the Welsh Union are fully aware of this it is hoped that the remedy will soon be apparent to them."
"The Newport team just cannot get into stride, and have not won at home since the opening match of the season. They badly need the tonic of a convincing victory to supplement the much improved form they have been showing."
"NEWPORT RUGBY SUPPORTERS' CLUB"
"CALLING ALL SUPPORTERS"
"This is it. Your Badges are now available and are on sale at the Entrances, and at the Bowls Pavilion after the game. HAVE YOU GOT YOURS YET? If not come along right away."
"Arrangements have been made for away visits to Penarth (2/6d.), Swansea (8/-), Llanelly (8/6d.) and Newbridge (2/-). Have YOU reserved your place? Remember time is short, and once these away matches begin you may find difficulty in contacting the officials, so book your seats NOW, and help the Committee to get the right number of coaches."
"A Social Evening has been arranged for next Thursday (November 10th) at the Cwmcarn Workmen's Club, when the Newport Rugby Team will play Abercarn Rugby Team at Darts. Good entertainment will follow. A private bus will leave the Newport Athletic Club at 7 p.m. so come along on Thursday next and enjoy yourself."
"The Club expect to be able to announce their Headquarters in the next issue so watch the Programmes and the Press for future activities. A full programme of Social Evenings, Smokers and Whist Drives has been arranged so rally around and make them a success."
"These remarks are particularly directed to the "Bob Bankers," who are the backbone of the Club. Owing to abnormal injuries and illness your team require all your encouragement and support. They are continuing under difficulties to give you the best entertainment, so come along and meet them at our Club functions. If you cannot get along after the match contact the Committee of the Supporters Club."