From the match programme:-
"Each new season there is speculation on the outcome of our four encounters with our neighbours from the Welsh Capital. We are still striving to lay claim to four victories in a season and it was hoped that to-day would have had the added poignancy on the settlement of this issue. Cardiff had other ideas and baulked us at the Arms Park a few weeks ago by sharing 12 pts. Nevertheless interest is still very high and with the extra incentive of taking of our ground record and breaking their sequence of failures to win, Gordon Wells and his men will come out hoping to put the record and bogey to rest. The first game was played on this ground and after the usual hard tussle the score was 9 pts. to 3 pts. in our favour. The next meeting was at Cardiff and this will rank among the games that will long be remembered - not for the quality of the play, but for the four penalty goals by Norman Morgan. It is not unusual for the odd long distance goal to be kicked, but each of these were prodigious efforts and our full-back really caused a sensation with his pin-point accuracy, so when the teams trooped off the field we held a leading margin of four points. Allowing only for the games since the Second World War our present run of ten games without defeat is still away behind the achievement of Cardiff who went fifteen games without defeat from 1946/47 season until the last game in 1949/50 which was played at Cardiff."
"Congratulations to our skipper Brian Jones on his selection for Wales. He was strongly tipped so no surprise was shown when the team was announced. Following the usual custom when awarded a first international cap, Brian will stand down to-day. We are proud also of our other representatives in the National XV, namely Norman Morgan, Glyn Davidge, Brian Cresswell, Geoff Whitson and the most capped Welsh hooker Bryn Meredith who has again been rewarded with the captaincy. There will be a good sprinkling of Newport followers in Dublin to cheer them on."
"Purely as a final thought it would be gratifying if the curtain comes down to-day on this our fourth game, on a match that could be looked back on with pleasure by players and spectators alike."
"After a fairly even first half, Newport's superiority behind began to tell in the second half, and they finished good, and almost easy winners over Blackheath, at Rectory Field last Saturday."
"We naturally expect a much sterner test to-day, for although the draw at "Arms Park" a fortnight ago, removed the incentive of a possible four wins, and no records, except, of course, Newport's ground record, are at stake, when these famous old rivals clash, it almost always produces a close hard struggle for supremacy, to-day's game should prove a worthy successor to so many outstanding matches of the past."
"Our congratulations to Newport's six caps for the Ireland game, with a special word for Bryn Meredith, on again being chosen to skipper the side, and to Brian Jones, on at last realising his ambition of attaining a Welsh cap. May they all have a very successful game."
"There is still time to book for the Wasps trip on Saturday next, please contact any of the Committee, or the Canteen staff, on the grounds."