"Although Coventry have been on our fixture list since 1947/48 it is surprising how few of our regular supporters have had the pleasure of seeing them play. Firstly only one fixture per season is played, alternating home and away and secondly because the date is always the same day as the England v. Wales match. The attraction of going to Arms Park or on the other hand watching the television has had an adverse eifect on attendance. Two years ago it was agreed to play in the evening under lights and the Midlanders ran out good winners by 8 pts. to 3 pts. Last season the fixture at Coventry was cancelled because of the weather. Their present season record reads Won 10, Drawn 3, Lost 10. Pts, for 292, Pts. against 191. This in no way reflects their playing strength because in England the County games arc played on Saturdays and in the case of Coventry they, could safely assure en-bloc the mantle of Warwickshire. Last season Warwickshire won the County Championship and in the line-up were eleven Coventry players! P. B. Jackson their electrifying wing can boast fifteen caps and was an outstanding member of the British Lions Tour. His omission from the England side to-day came as a great surprise. Last Saturday they were home to Cheltenham and after being 9 pts. down in 10 minutes they put on 19 pts. without reply to clinch the game by 10 clear points."
"Our skipper Brian Jones will be at outside-half this evening thus releasing Jack Hurrell to play in the centre. Brian Were has recovered from his injury so returns to the left-wing and Ritchie Wills moves in to the centre. Graham Bevan will deputise for Bryn Meredith and E. Smith for Brian Cresswell who are on duty at Twickenham. This will be Smith's first appearance here for the 1st XV although he has played in the last three matches which have all been away from home."
"Our next home game will be under lights on Wednesday the 27th, kick-off 7.15 p.m. versus the Royal Navy; and Ebbw Vale will also be played under lights on Saturday, February 6th, kick-off 7 p.m., after the Wales v. Scotland game at Cardiff."
"Another defeat last Saturday drops us down the table, but Swansea, playing very well, fully deserved their victory, our rearranged team could not match them on the day."
"We welcome this evening, under the lights, Coventry, remembering, that on the last similar occasion, they beat us, but we are hopeful that, although weakened by International calls, our boys will regain winning form."
"Our congratulations to Bryn Meredith for retaining his place as Welsh hooker, and also to Brian Cresswell on the winning of his first cap, we thought Glyn Davidge would have been chosen as well, but the Welsh selectors evidently thought that John Faull's attacking powers outweighed Glyn's great defensive qualities, may both of our representatives be very successful at Twickenham."
"Please note that the Coach for the Wasps game will leave N.A.C. at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 12th. Lunch en route, the party will stay in London over-night returning Sunday. Approximate cost is £3/15/0, please book as soon as possible."
"If required, paying in cards can be obtained from the Secretary, Mr. L. King, or at the Canteen, on the grounds."