From the match programme:-
"It was an extremely youthful side which travelled to Northampton last week, and although defeated by 19 pts. to 6, the game was not all that one-sided, and, from all accounts, was one of the most exciting seen at Franklin Gardens this season."
"We extend a warm and cordial greeting to our Newport visitors, and hope the weather will be kinder than last year when the game had to be postponed, and our Newport friends travelled down again nine days later to fulfil the fixture. Their team to-day includes nine Internationals and is undoubtedly the strongest club side to appear on the Gnoll this season."
"We hope that both sides will take a lead from the Frenchmen, and give the ball "plenty of air" - to-day's game could then be a treat to remember."