From the match programme:-
"The game with Leicester on the Athletic Grounds this afternoon is the first of four consecutive attractive home matches, the others being against Bath, Blackheath and Cardiff."
"At Leicester on October 15th, Newport were soundly beaten by 13 points to eight, which was, incidentally, the first Leicester success in the series of matches between the clubs since the war. As the records show, high scoring is quite a feature of their meetings, which is indication enough of the bright, open football which is the main endeavour of both clubs to provide."
"The selected Newport side to-day shows two changes from the team which gained an excellent victory on Wednesday against Oxford University. These are both in the forwards, where R. T. Evans and Tom Sterry resume their usual places. In the three-quarters, Ken Spray is not available for to-day's game, so that R. D. Owen and Bryn Williams will be the centres. It is interesting to note, incidentally, that the latter player has scored in each of his last five appearances for Newport - a total of 4 tries and 2 dropped goals."
"In the International sphere, great interest will be focussed on the meeting at Twickenham to-day between Ireland and England. An English victory would, it is said, disappoint thousands of Welsh followers who envisage a trip to Belfast on March 11th to witness the Triple Crown being fought out between two unbeaten sides! Ireland, of course, have two matches to play before this great event, but it seems unthinkable that any other country will contest the honour with Wales. Following to-day’s International at Twickenham, by the way, the British team to tour Australia and New Zealand this summer will be announced."