From the match programme:-
"The Athletic Grounds have been well protected with straw during the week, so that conditions should be ideal for to-day's meeting with Richmond. The English club have not been too successful this season, but they have shown improved form of late, and records aside, they are always a most popular attraction at Newport."
"This will actually be Newport's first home game of the New Year, and the displays of the side during the last month will have given our Supporters great satisfaction. Since the middle of November the team has met with only one defeat, at Swansea on December 17th, and since then six victories and one drawn game have been consecutively recorded. Newport haye got into their stride; they are playing attractive football, and during this later half of the season should amply offset the indifferent performances which, marked the earlier programme."
"At the special request of the Welsh Union, C. G. "Peter" Woodruff will play for Newport to-day on the left wing - the position the selectors have left open for the Scotland match next Saturday. Woodruff, 26 years of age, 5ft. 8in., is reported to be a strong, fast and elusive runner. His experience has been with the R.A.F. overseas, the National Civil Service, and Kent. He is an old boy of Newport High School and his parents reside in Newport. The inclusion of Woodruff allows Ken Jones to stand down and Deryk Jones will move over to the right wing in his place. He will be partnered by Ken Spray, who returns to the side after an absence of three weeks. In the forwards, Peter Davies is not available for to-day's game, and Doug. Dando, recovered from a spell of illness, will have a run with Newport United. As at Coventry, Ben Edwards and the youthful D. G. Ackerman will take their places in the pack, which will be strengthened by the return of R. T. Evans."
"Following a most successful function last year, it has been announced that the old Newport Third XV are to hold their Second Re-union Dinner at the Tredegar Arms Hotel on March 4th - after the Cardiff game, incidentally. Mr. Albert Elms, 1 St. Brides Crescent, is again organising the effort and tickets (8s. 6d. each) can be obtained from him. It is pointed out that tickets are strictly limited to ex-playing members at any time during the existence of the Third XV. A highlight of the evening is that Mr. Frank Owen, Editor of the "Daily Mail," and himself an old Newport player, has promised to take the chair."
"We are also asked to announce that the publication of "The Tatler" on February 1st will contain a photograph of the Newport team, together with an article on the club under the series this periodical is publishing entitled "History of Famous Rugby Club's." "
"SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS"
"Membership of the club is now nearly 1,000. Have you joined yet? If not, do so immediately and make this first revival the most successful yet for the club."
"Arrangements for the annual outing which this year is to The Wasps, are going ahead, and already about 100 people have reserved seats."
"An Outing Fund is available to all who wish to make deposits, and cards can be obtained from the committee after any match. They will be located at the Bowls Pavilion. Come along, and help your team to bring back the Flag to Newport."
"For those travelling by coach on Friday night the fare will be approx. 32/6 including 3 cooked meals, and those on Saturday 30/- with the same facilities."
"The party travelling by train has not yet been booked and so no prices are yet available for this section."
"The Annual Dance will be held during the first week of March, at the King's Head Hotel, and further details will be available in the next issue."
"We, extend, as loyal supporters, our heartiest congratulations to the 5 Newport men, who played such a magnificent part in Wales great win over England, and express an earnest wish that our famous ' twins' may be recognised before the season is over, and so make our total caps this year 7."