From the match programme:-
"The three games we have over the Easter Holidays should be our winding-up for the season, leaving just the 'Sevens' Tournament at Swansea next Saturday. We have, however, added two games to be played in France the week after the 'Sevens', and now we have also arranged to play Ebbw Vale here on Monday, 26th April. This game with Ebbw Vale was cancelled on two occasions due to bad weather, and we are pleased that arrangements have been made to clear this outstanding fixture. To-date our postponed game with Cardiff is still undecided."
"This afternoon, Cross Keys come down from the Western Valley with high hopes of victory. At present they are in formidable form. Last Saturday they won their fifth consecutive game when they foiled Ebbw Vale of the double at Pandy Park, winning a high-scoring game by 19 points to 14 points A few weeks ago they went up to Newbridge and robbed their neighbours of a long cherished home record. Yesterday, Crosskeys had a date with Old Blues at Pandy Park, and next Monday they once again tackle Newbridge at Newbridge. Many famous players have worn the black and white hooped jersey of Cross Keys and they have gone a long way since being founded in 1900. They first played Newport as far back as 1910. We shall be in need of all our available players for the strenuous week-end, and the team selection for today has a very strong look about it. David Watkins is still nursing a damaged arm so Eddie Mogford will partner Bob Prosser to the exclusion of the Roger twins. These brothers made a noteable contribution to our victory over Leicester last Saturday and the experience they had will stand them in good stead. There are no other changes as Dennis Perrott will again be on the right wing, where he performed so well against Leicester."
"Next Monday we play London Welsh. The " Exiles" are at Aberavon to-day. A curtain raiser will be played on Monday, k.o. at 2 p.m. between a Hamburg Youth XV and Newport Youth. This is the first Youth Team to come from Germany. They have travelled over with the Hamburg Police team who have various games arranged. Today the German boys are playing Croesyceiliog Grammar Schclol. In August, Geoff. Whitsun, the ex-Newport Welsh International wing forward will be taking the Croesyceiliog boys over to Germany for a rugby festival in which teams from various European countries will also compete."
"On Tuesday we meet the Barbarians."