From the match programme:-
"Quite an eventful week so far as the Club is concerned. Firstly the premises of our Hon. Secretary have been badly damaged by fire and as a result records, which are so valuable, have gone, and, of course, cannot be replaced. The full extent of these losses cannot yet be ascertained. On the same night our Club premises were broken into, but fortunately the thieves confined their attentions to a few bottles of spirits and cigarettes."
"Today, our boys are faced with a most difficult problem in finding a way of taking Newport’s unbeaten record. This side has Bristol and Cardiff among its victims, but it is interesting to recall that in the season 1920/21 Newport came to Gloucester on January 29th undefeated and before a crowd of 11,818 were beaten by 12-9. Dix and J. Harris scored the tries and Robbins dropped a goal. On this occasion Newport fielded 9 internationals viz. F. W. Birt, R. C. S. Plummer, J. Shea, E. Hammett, T. H. Vile. N. Macpherson, J. Whitfield, L. Attewell and R. Dibble Gloucester fielded three internationals, G. Holford, A. T. Voyce and S. Smart. Subsequently on March 26th Gloucester with a weak side journeyed to Newport and were well and truly beaten by 3-24."
"On this occasion we can look forward to another first-class game and who knows, history may repeat itself and Newport return home with their record gone. Unfortunately, the Jubilee game at Twickenham is being televised and this may have a very marked effect on the gate."
"Many of you will also recall the famous game which was played on Saturday, November 17th, 1923, when Tom Voyce ran through the whole of the Newport side and scored a try which won the match by 8-6."