"We are pleased to welcome our visitors from Ebbw Vale tonight, and we look forward to the usual good game they give us on their ground. This particular fixture has a jinx on it because the weather forced postponements on two occasions, the first time on December 28th and again on March 1st. In October we went up to the Welfare Ground and we won handsomely, but quite unexpectedly, by 23 pts. to 5 pts. Last season we won here by 12 pts. to nil, but lost at Ebbw Vale 6 pts. to nil. The "Steelworkers" have suffered a series of misfortunes throughout the season with injuries and illness. Their 1964/65 record is not as formidable as usual and reads, played 40, Won 18, Drawn 4 and Lost 18, Pts. for 413 and Pts. against 384."
"Four former Newport players now wear the red, green and white hooped jersey: Barry Edwards, Geoff. Davies, Ivor Berry and Ritchie Wills. Denzil Williams has carried his responsibilities of captaincy with distinction and he has brought further honour to his club by assisting Wales to win the Triple Crown. He played in all international matches this season. Ivor Berry was reserve outside half for Wales."
"We have the unusual opportunity tonight to welcome our own team after the Welsh Seven-a-Side Tournament. Normally the "Sevens" close our season. We are proud of our team that did so well last Saturday at Swansea, and so upheld our great record since the "Sevens" started. We can look back on our first season under the new laws with a certain satisfaction. Under the inspiring leadership of David Watkins we have accumulated 689 points - the highest in Wales, and in the process have passed the previous best total of 661 points in season 1919-20, so with tonight's game and two games in France later this week we have high hopes of passing the 700 mark. Bob Prosser has missed but two games, one at Llanelly the week after injuring his hand at Coventry and again earlier this month against Leicester, when he had the honour of playing for the Barbarians in a Scottish Sevens Tournament. Bob has lead the side when David has been injured or on international duty - truly a great-hearted little player. Ray Cheney broke the club record last season when he scored 171 pts., but so far this season has 220 points to his credit - made up with 71 conversions and 26 penalty goals. Ian Ford has played 22 games this season bringing his grand total to 475 games for the 1st XV. We have had five representatives in the Welsh XV this season - a Triple Crown year, David Watkins, Brian Price, John Uzzell, Stuart Watkins and Bill Morris. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all players in all XV's for the pleasure they have given us and for their loyalty and in particular club captain David Watkins. We wish the fortunate ones a happy trip to France later this week when they meet Paris Universities on Thursday and Gueret on Saturday. One last word to the untiring Football Committee under the Chairmanship of Roy Taylor, who with their usual genius for unravelling knotty problems have steered the Club through an excellent season once again."