"Cardiff v. Newport"
"In giving a welcome to Newport today, we realise that today's game should have something. This Newport side has had a great season. Ever since they beat us in the first game way back in October, they have had a magnificent run of successes, and I believe they have only lost twice during the whole of that time."
"The Newport team is a good blend of youth and experience, and what better experienced player could they have in pack leader and current international, Brian Price. Brian is one of the best line-out players in the game, and he has another very good forward playing alongside of him in Bill Morris. Indeed, the more one looks at this Newport pack, the more one realises that it's a good 'un."
"Unfortunately, at the moment, there is a doubt about the fitness of David Watkins the skipper, who against Bridgend this week, had to receive stitches in a cut over his eye. One other doubtful starter is Neville Johnson, the prop who has been so near to international honours."
"The good play produced by this side, has been rewarded this season, by five of their side being in the current, very successful Welsh XV. They are of course, the two forwards, Brian Price and Bill Morris, and three backs, David Watkins, John Uzzell and Stuart Watkins."
"Playing behind all these of course, is one player whom we must not forget, and that is Ray Cheney the full-back, who has already broken the club record of points scored, which he broke last season."
"Our own side of course, seem to have found their scoring touch also. In each of their last three games they have topped the twenty points mark, and it is also significant that the side remains unchanged."
"The inclusion of Maurice Richards in the centre, and the continued improvement in the form of the skipper is working wonders. Meirion is now back in the form which he showed when he won his caps for Wales. Add to this, the improved form also of Billy Hullin, who is now allowing his outside-half to run more and cutting down on his own sorties, and some grand displays from Billy Raybould, and we have a side which is moving more like it was at the start of the season."
"All this adds up to the prospects of a truly exciting game, and if it is anything like the game was at Newport, it will be just that."