From The Times of 14th October 1963:-
"NEWPORT'S OPEN PLAY DEFIES TOUCHLINE TACTICS"
"Blackheath 3pts., Newport 10"
"Blackheath's reply to a threat from a Newport side containing six internationals was to use the touchline unceasingly. Either Stevens, at scrum half, or Evans, at stand-off, steadily booted the ball into touch from nearly every line-out or scrummage. So skilfully did they use their tactics that a paradox arose by which Newport had two-thirds of the play yet Blackheath were usually in their opponents' half. It was not until the last quarter of the match that Newport scored the goals which gave them victory."
"One could scarcely blame Blackheath for their seemingly negative tactics in the oldest Anglo-Welsh fixture, dating from 1879. Their energies were fully taken up in trying to smother the fast Newport side, in particular D. Watkins, last season's Welsh stand-off half, whose jinking and twisting gave the impression that he was running for his life, barefooted, across ground full of sharp stones. It usually took three or four men to check his brilliant versatility. But often he wasted a move by making a wild final pass or by crowding his partners."
"Blackheath's covering, with Beckwith prominent, was splendid, but as the match went on one wondered exactly how Blackheath thought they were going to win it. When one side are doing all the running and handling there is always a chance they will score, especially with backs of the quality of Newport's. Kicking the ball down the touchline does not score points, although it may place a side in a position for a sharp assault. As things turned out Blackheath continually kicked themselves into position for such an assault, but were never able to launch it until late in the match."
"Ironically, it was a Blackheath attempt to break through in the centre which gave Newport their first score. This came mid-way through the second half. A dropped pass was snapped up, Newport swept through, and Perrott scored a try which Edwards converted. Five minutes later Perrott scored another try, also converted by Edwards. In a last flurry Endall scored for Blackheath after a passing movement from a short penalty near the Newport line, but Clarke, who had played impeccably, missed an easy kick."
"BLACKHEATH.- M. C. Clarke; P. C. Sibley, A. C. Endall, R. P. Mahon, D. J. S. Blacklocks; R. Evans, D. T. Stevens; R. J. Carter, L. J. R. de Luca, A. L. Horton, P. T. C. King, P. W. R. Harris, C. R. Brown, M. E. Beckwith, J. B. Williamson."
"NEWPORT.- B. Edwards; S. Watkins, R. Jones, B. J. Jones, D. Perrott; D. Watkins, R. Prosser; N. Johnson, G. Bevan, D. Jones, B. V. Price, I. Ford, B. Cresswell, W. Morris, A. Thomas."
"REFEREE.- R. A. B. Crowe (London)."