"On October 1st we bemoaned our ill-luck, because due to excessive rain our pitch was waterlogged. Since then we have had good reason to be thankful that no damage was done, and following that episode we have seen what torrential rain can do to rugby fields. Many grounds have suffered from flooding and our visitors tonight have had the harrowing experience of seeing their ground at the Arms Park under many feet of dirty River Taff water."
"The hospitality we wished to extend on that first Saturday in October we can proffer tonight. Cardiff bring with them a remarkable record. They are on top of the Unofficial Welsh Rugby Table and of 18 games played have Won 15, Drawn 1, and Lost 2. The two games lost were against the Springboks and at Sudbury versus the Wasps when they fielded a sorely depleted side due to Final Welsh Trial calls. Although they defeated us by only 3pts. (penalty) to nil on November 12th at Arms Park it cannot be denied that on the day they were the superior side. That victory meant just a little more than a mere win, it brought to a full-stop our sequence of three seasons without having our flag lowered. With Harry Morgan now operating at outside-half it means that there is only one uncapped player behind their scrum, and he, R. Glastonbury, is strongly tipped to get that honour very soon. The foundation of their success stems from their pack, who it will be remembered performed sterling deeds against the Tourists. They have a well knit front row with Thomas a lightning striker, a second row with Danny Harris excelling in the lines-out and to complete, a back row always ready to lauch an attack and to cover in defence. Lloyd Williams would be the last person to take credit for this season's happenings but the measure of their success comes from his skilled captaincy and fluent play."
"We have a few changes from last Saturday, Norman Morgan who was on shift work duty last week resumes at full-back. Gordon Britton is injured so Ritchie Wills will be on the right wing. John Anderson returns to the left-centre and Brian Jones reverts to outside-half. The same pack will be fielded as against Newbridge. N. Johnson who was injured in the Welsh Trial is still not fit."
"Mr. Gwynne Waters of Gowerton will be in charge tonight."
"Tickets for the Enclosure (3/6d.) and Field (2/6d.) are still on sale for our game with the South Africans on Wednesday, January llth. They can be obtained at the Club Office, Social Centre and at local Sport Shops."
"Mr. Jack Davies of the "South Wales Argus" has written a complete history of the Newport Rugby Football Club. We highly recommend this book (price 10/-) and suggest that you get your copy right away. This is Mr. Jack Davies' contribution to the N.A.C. Rebuilding Fund."
"Next Saturday we are home to the Harlequins, kick-off 3.15 p.m."
"Last Wednesday, under the lights, Newport went down to a strong Combined Services side, 3-6, and on Saturday were hard put to beat Newbridge, the Valley boys getting an early 6pts. lead, just failed, despite some magnificent defensive play, to stop Newport getting two tries, one of which being converted enabled the home side to get in front, but they could have won near the end of the game when an easy penalty chance struck the cross-bar."
"We are hoping that Newport will be on top form this evening, otherwise they will not have a chance of reversing the result of the "Arms Park" tussle earlier this season, and with Alun Priday in his present kicking form, they will have to avoid, if possible, giving away penalties."
"It is the first time for these great rivals to meet by floodlights, so we are hoping for a game worthy of the occasion."
"The Committees of the Supporters' Club and the "Extras" are pleased to announce that the Dance, at the Majestic Ballroom, on Friday last, was a great success, and they wish to thank all, especially the members of the crew of the H.M.S. Daring, who patronised this function, if possible another Dance will be held before the season closes, particulars will appear in future programmes."