From the match programme:-
"By THE EDITOR."
"Some have said that today's match - the fourth meeting of the season between the two great rivals of the East— - will be an anti-climax to a very enjoyable season. Both clubs have lost their star players to the British Team, but this should not affect the rivalry or the enthusiasm."
"Tradition has it that Cardiff and Newport enter the field of play determined to win, but also to play the game in the best spirit. Cardiff have not been beaten since 1946 by Newport, but the latter club has always taken defeat in a sporting manner. They are content to go on trying and hope that fortune will smile on them soon, if not today."
"They have a grand chance of winning today for the Cardiff club have to field five reserves in place of the tourists. Newport, too, are without two of their international stars, Ken Jones and Bob E vans, who are on their way with the British Team."
"Nevertheless Cardiff appear to rise to the occasion, as they did at Newport recently, when Tamplin, by his personal example, led them, to a great victory. It will be a similar kind of struggle today. The Cardiff pack will be all out to get on top and nurse their backs."
"Newport will be out to get scores and attempt to break down a close Cardiff covering defence. Thus everything points to an interesting game - full of excitement."
"Now that the "Stars" have left for New Zealand and the International matches are over, opportunity presents itself to offer a few words of praise to the Reserves. They are generally the men who stand and wait, hoping they will get a game now and again! In Cardiff, however, they have been busy this season filling the holes caused through injuries and the call of representative games."
"All of them deserve a pat on the back as do the Rev. Howell Loveluck and his Athletic XV. It was the "Rags" who suffered every time the 1st XV men dropped out. They supplied men for the Seniors and fielded what was virtually a scratch XV themselves. Good luck to them all!"
"LLANDOW AIR DISASTER"
"The officials and players of the Cardiff Rugby Club have been profoundly moved by the enquiries they have received from all parts of the world following the tragic Air Disaster at Llandow on 12th March, 1950. Not only have these enquiries and messages of sympathy been indications of the prominence and eminence which Welsh Rugby has achieved in world sporting circles but they are symbolic of a deep sincerity which can and does manifest itself, through sport, when tragedy touches the people."
"We hasten to reiterate our appreciation and gratitude to the following, and to the many other organisations and individual sportsmen, whose words of sympathy have been a source of strength to the bereaved in this their moments of mourning."
"Coventry Rugby Club."
"The Veterans of the Stade Nantias Unversity Club."
"The Wasps R.F.C."
"Barbarians R.F.C. (Capt., Haigh Smith)."
"Australian Rugby Union."
"Trevor Allan, Australia (Vice-Capt. Australian team which toured this country in 1947-48)."
"Dagenham Football Supporters' Club."
"Dr. Margaret Yauniskis of Snow Lake - Western Union (one time resident in Cardiff)."
"Stade Nantes R.F.C."
"Bective Rangers Football Club."
"Penzance Football Club."
"John Stephens, Singapore (who played for Cardiff during World War No. 2)."
"B.H. JENKINS, Hon. Sec., Cardiff R.F.C."