"CARDIFF v. NEWPORT"
"With two wins to Cardiff and one drawn game on the record, Newport will no doubt be all out to secure a victory at Cardiff Arms Park today, but will they be good enough, to do so?"
"In the two first games, it was generally conceded that Cardiff was the better team, and the most convincing win by 17 points to 3 at Newport a fortnight ago is further evidence of the superiority of the Blue and Blacks this season."
"Newport's efforts in the past to achieve four wins over Cardiff in one season have still been in vain, and this ambition of theirs still remains to be fulfilled; they have been so near - and yet so far, having almost succeeded with three wins and one draw in one season, a few times."
"Newport are not having too successful a run this current season, but history tells us that no Cardiff - Newport match result is predictable, and we can expect that Brian Jones and his team, will make every endeavour to win the game this afternoon."
"But whatever the result, T feel that the players of these great Clubs will give of their best in a keen and clean game, and continue to be the example to all Rugby Clubs in maintaining such keen yet clean and friendly rivalry both on and off the field. Long may such spirit continue."
"With so many first team players absent, it was perhaps too much to expect a win over the most successful Welsh team of this season, Aberavon, and yet the Blue and Blacks put up a very good performance and the margin of two penalty goals only was the difference in the end. But this temporary set-back was followed by the two away victories at Newport, and over Llanelly (true by the narrow margin of one try to nil) at Stradey Park under floodlights."
"Our Skipper Lloyd Williams is now back in form - a blessing, and although not selected for Wales v. Ireland, we may expect him to challenge seriously for his place at Scrum half against France."
"To Alan Priday, our sincere congratulations on his selection for Wales against Ireland as it can surely be said that he has been playing consistently and well this season. Let there be no doubt about this, that Terry Davies by his great experience, is no mean fuil-back to be displaced by another. Alan has done this, on merit."
"Congratulations also to Dan Harris and Kingsley Jones and Meirion Roberts, each of whom retain their places in the Welsh Team: will Cyril Davies be fit enough (surely he must be the A. N. Other?) And will W. J. "Bill" Thomas, Cardiff's hooker be next in line for his Welsh Cap?"
"Since the date of the last notes, Harry Morgan's "Rags" have had two victories, the first over a powerful Quins Wanderers XV; and last Saturday against the local and keen Old Illtydians. Keep up the good work, Harry, the Athletic team and the Youth XV are the Nursery for the Seniors. D.E.D."