From the match programme:-
"BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA."
"Whilst the absence on trial duty of players Ken Jones, Malcolm Thomas, Billy Williams and R. Burnett is certainly disappointing, the visit of Newport to Stradey is still enough to excite us with the prospect of a grand game of Rugger. The Usksiders are always welcome to the "Classy Slopes" and even without the top liners are certain to provide high-class football. Garry Legge, who has shown remarkably good form at full-back for the visitors, will shortly leave for service in Germany with the South Wales Borderers."
"The Scarlets too, will have absent stars in Peter Evans, Ray Williams and Roy Williams whom we congratulate on their selection in the final trial, and hooker Glyn Thomas in touring Italy with the Universities Athletic Union. Despite these depletions, Skipper Alan Jones can be relied upon to inspire the team to great things."
"A bouquet to the Development Committee for the provision of new railings in the Stand enclosure and also for the new convenience at the west end of the Stand. This is a good start and is a welcome sign of "things to come". "