"During this post-war period of football, Newport and Cardiff have met 17 times. Of these meetings Cardiff have won 13, Newport two, and two games have been drawn. Cardiff have scored 183 points against Newport's 67. Newport last recorded victory on March 2nd, 1946 by six points to three at home. So much for the record side of the picture over the last four years as the teams take the field this afternoon for the second of the season's meetings."
"But while records are kept - as they must be - this picture portrays accurately enough Newport's overwhelming desire for victory in to-day's game with their great rivals. If they merit and achieve that long awaited success this afternoon it will certainly raise a great cheer of welcome at the final whistle. And if not - if Cardiff are again victorious - then to them will the cheers be turned, and as for Newport, "well, we'll beat you next time!" "
"There is little in the record of either club to date to indicate how to-day's match might go, if form were a true guide. Both sides have lost four matches, and in further evidence of our remarks a fortnight ago of the obvious 'levelling-up' of Rugby clubs, both have already to date been beaten by that undefeated London club - The Wasps. Newport and Cardiff have each suffered this season from a succession of injuries. While at the time of writing it is not known whether recovery has been such as to enable Cardiff to field their full side, it is known that none of the injured Newport players were yet fit enough to be considered for to-day's game."
"Newport will, however, field their strongest team available. With the return of Ken Spray to the centre and the four men taking part in the first Welsh Trial, the side is the same that has been fielded of recent weeks with the exception that, following last Saturday's game, R. Rowlands retains his place in the front row of the forwards."
"Particularly of recent years, meetings between Cardiff and Newport have contributed something of important measure to Rugby football in Wales. Such is the spirit existing in both clubs that its continuance must add to that contribution with every meeting."
"NEWPORT RUGBY SUPPORTERS' CLUB"
"CALLING ALL SUPPORTERS"
"This is it. Your Badges are now available and are on sale at the Entrances, and outside 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."
"The Isca Hotel, Commercial Street, has now been established as the Headquarters of the Supporters Club. A full programme of Social Evenings, Smokers and Whist Drives has been arranged, so rally around to make these a success."
"Watch the Programmes and Press for announcements of future activities."