From the match programme:-
"Although the season of International football is over, with Wales celebrating her hour of triumph at Cardiff a fortnight ago, and 13 Welsh players now en route to New Zealand and Australia with the British Touring Party, all the good things in Rugby football are not yet over for the season, for the Easter festival of football in Wales retains as ever its special character, with holiday matches at the Athletic Grounds against Devonport Services, London Welsh and Barbarians."
"And firstly, we welcome Devonport Services this afternoon. The Services, with those two young Welsh Internationals in their ranks, Malcolm Thomas and Lewis Jones, have been a most attractive side this season. The former, of course, is now with the British team and we are not likely to see Lewis Jones to-day as he is included in the Barbarians' party, but we can, nevertheless, be assured of open, entertaining football to commence the holiday programme."
"Newport have selected 20 players for the three matches, and a point of interest in to-day's side will be the inclusion of Alan Roche on the right wing. There have been good reports indeed of his play in Scotland this season, and as he is likely to be available for Newport regularly next season, his form will be closely watched. Trevor Brewer will be on the left wing to-day - the position he occupied in the Welsh side against England - and with Hedley Rowland in the centre will be the young Machen lad, Bryn Rowlands, who played his first game for Newport in that position last Saturday."
"The Newport victory at Cardiff should certainly inspire the team for their remaining matches. In the second half of this game the play of the Newport side - forwards and backs - was as good as anything they have produced this season. And here let just tribute be paid to the sporting spirit of both Cardiff players and officials following their defeat. The warmth and genuineness of their congratulations to the Newport side added greatly to the pleasure of the occasion."
"Prior to to-day's game Newport Youth XV. will be entertaining Newbridge Youth XV. "Bunner" Travers is doing splendid work for the Newport Club with this youth side, and there will be the greatest interest to-day for all connected with Newport Rugbv to see the progress these youngsters have made during the season."
"SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS"
"The season is now drawing to a close, and the Committee of the Supporters Club would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has rallied around to make this first year of our reorganisation a success. Numerous outings have been enjoyed, and many events have been organised in which we have been fully supported by members of the 1st XV., the United and Extras. Valuable lessons have been learned, and we hope that we can look forward next season to a record membership. Meanwhile it has been suggested that the United would like plenty of vocal support at their next few games, especially when they meet such keen opposition as Blaenavon away, Bristol Imperials and British Railways at home. We know you will support these last two games in great numbers, but we would like to take some coaches to Blaenavon for the evening game on Thursday, April 20th. Several people have already booked, and others interested are asked to contact the committee at the Bowls Pavilion after the match. Meanwhile the dance which has been arranged for the Catholic Hall in aid of the Schools Rugby Union has had to be postponed until Friday, May 5th. Tickets will be available next week."