From the match programme:-
"Gloucester will provide the opposition at Rodney Parade this afternoon, and their annual visit will be attractive fare to wind up the old year and the first half of the football season. Meetings between Newport and Gloucester are noted for their hard character, but play is invariably open and not lacking in full entertainment. (Commentaries on the second half of to-day's match, by the way, are being broadcast on the Home Service.)"
"Newport will be greatly encouraged by their three splendid victories over Christmas. The holiday matches provided the brightest football of the season, and these successes have certainly helped to give the record a better appearance."
"Newport have a large and talented company of players at their disposal, and with practically all the injured men again in action and showing good form, there is every reason to anticipate that the second half of the season will reverse much of the misfortune experienced."
"The selected Newport side to-day is at full strength which will mean the resumption of the half-back partnership of Hadyn Thomas and Burnett for the first time since September l0th. (Neither player is really at his best in the absence of his partner). Bryn Williams, following his excellent form in the Birkenhead Park game, retains the centre position with Ken Spray, while G. Hirst has won back his place in the front row of the forwards."
"The excitement of the Internationals looms near again with the announcement of the teams for the final Welsh Trial at Cardiff next Saturday. Newport are well represented and congratulations are extended to Ken Jones, Hadyn Thomas and R. T. Evans on their selection in the Wales team against The Rest. In addition, John Gwilliam and Malcolm Thomas are also honoured and they will all carry the hopes and wishes for a display of their best form in, this final hurdle to International honours."