From the match programme:-
"An Important Match !"
"By THE EDITOR"
"To-day's meeting of the two great Eastern Rivals in Welsh Rugby, Cardiff and Newport, promises to be one of the most important between the Clubs for many years. Ever since Newport defeated Cardiff two weeks ago at Rodney Parade, Cardiff supporters have been saying - "Wait till you come to the Arms Park!" "
"In reply the Newport followers have said, "We are readv!" This keen rivalry, a particularly healthy one, between two great clubs is an example to all who play the game. Again the players themselves deserved full credit for their admirable control."
"It requires great strength and moral courage to play the Game of Rugby Football at all times, and especially in the middle of a "local derby." Since the War, the two Clubs have played thirty-one matches against each other. Today's meeting is the thirty-second. It suffices to say, that though the tempo has often been furious, the spirit has been first-class."
"Thus the Cardiff Club takes great pleasure in welcoming its friends from Newport. They hope that the greater friendship and rivalry will continue to prosper down througli the years to come. Wherever Rugby Football is played the names of Newport and Cardiff are respected and held in high esteem. May it be ever thus, for the Game is the thing and the two clubs always put the Game first."
"Newport field a strong side, one of their strongest since the War, and in defeating Cardiff two weeks ago, they showed themselves to be a most difficult side to beat. For to-day's match they have Malcolm Lewis at full-back, and Graham Ross on the wing. The pack is a good one and it is unfortunate that after such a promising start L. Jenkins cannot be included to-day."
"Cardiff have been hit by injuries and illness. The fact that the Club captain Rex Willis cannot play is a big blow. He wanted so much to appear against Newport, but on medical advice he did not offer himself for selection. His able deputy B. Mark will renew his tussle with the likeable W. A. Williams."