"Dazzling Dai" as reported in The Times on 27th February 1965:-
"DAZZLING RUGBY BY NEWPORT"
"D. WATKINS BAFFLES BLACKHEATH"
"Blackheath 12 pts., Newport 28"
"For their match with Newport, which is the oldest of all fixtures between London and Welsh clubs, Blackheath migrated from the daylight of the Rectory Field to the floodlights of the Crystal Palace. It was an interesting and brave experiment and Blackheath are well satisfied that it was worth while as the game drew a crowd of over 3,000."
"Scoring five goals and a try to four penalty goals, Newport, with their eight "capped" players, were showing Rugby at its best and much of their play was dazzlingly brilliant and well suited to the occasion. If the crowd were looking for open play they certainly got it from Newport who concentrated on fast, clean passing. Blackheath, no less, tried to play an open game but they lacked the precision of the Welsh."
"Watkins was the master mind of victory. With jinking runs he made the first two tries, scored by B. Perrins and Rees and Cheyney converted both. Good passing almost brought a Blackheath try but the three points were not long delayed as Cormack landed a long penalty goal from a wide angle."
"Slack tackling let Newport through again. With the aid of a couple of dummies D. Watkins ran 40 yards for a try to which Cheyney duly added the goalpoints. Penalty kicks were few and far between but Cormack used another one against Newport to collect three more points for Blackheath."
"To neglect going for the man with the ball as Blackheath so often did made things easy for Newport's international outsides. At the start of the second half they used this advantage to carry them to the Blackheath line and from a short penalty Morris was in for a try with the usual conversion by Cheyney. Then some superb passing saw the ball go to S. Watkins on the right wing and back across the line for Rees to score on the left wing. D. Watkins scored another try in the corner which Cheyney converted and it was all Newport now. But the last word was with Blackheath and Cormack made the result look a lot better for the Club by kicking two more penalty goals."
"BLACKHEATH.- M. C. M. Cormack; L. V. Barber, D. J. Munro, R. Evans, D. J. S. Blacklocks; K. C. Carter, M. S. Phipps; J. Turner, P. L. Ostling, G. E. Stringer, P. T. C. King, C. F. Hacking, L. B. Bailey, A. M. Hunt, P. S. Bell."
"NEWPORT.- R. Cheyney; S. Watkins, G. Britton, J. Uzzell, P. Rees; D. Watkins, R. Prosser; B. Perrins, V. Perrins, B. Webb, I. Ford, W. Morris, K. Poole, P. Watts, A. Thomas."
"REFEREEE.- M. F. Turner (London)."