On 21st November 1968 The Times reported this game as follows:-
"Cambridge lose lead"
"By DAVID PARRY-JONES"
"Newport 12 pts., Cambridge University 3"
"A wretched night for Rugby at Newport, the pitch a quagmire, the ball a cake of soap, and a baleful drizzle seeping in from the west. Although it gave Cambridge little chance to display any fancy university patterns, it did allow them to show the stuff of which they are made."
"Their forwards, indeed, took to the conditions like bullocks to a water hole. The equal of their opponents in physique, they had the better of the early rucks and jerked the surprised Newport eight back."
"One such drive brought them their short-lived lead. Room was created for Folwell to stand back from the scrum and feed Page, who dropped a goal from 30 yards. The university defence usually looked water tight, and it took typical opportunism from Watkins to put Newport on terms. Badly obstructed trying to keep pace with Britton as the full back entered the line, he nevertheless recovered to be on hand when the ball went loose and boot it 40 yards for an unconverted try at the corner."
"As the teams changed ends the rain became heavier and Newport wisely abandoned all pretence of handling, leaving it to Mills and Britton to loft the ball high into the darkness for their pack to chase. Now the weight of Morris, Price and Webber began to tell, and after Mills's short-range penalty goal, a combination of force and sleight of hand after 15 minutes brought Llewellyn a scrambled try."
"This was almost the last time for the ball to be handled and Cambridge's pack, with Folwell and McKenzie always strong, drew on their last resources to halt the Newport eight as it warmed to its effective kick-and-rush approach. They even managed some good heels, allowing Shackleton and Hughes to contribute some neat attacking gestures."
"Newport took the final ounce of stuffing from them by charging down a drop-out for Mills to feed Watkins in the corner. The conditions and strength of Wales' top club had finally been too much for Cambridge."
"NEWPORT.- G. Britton; S. Watkins, D. Perrott, D. Cornwall, P. Rees, M. Parry, B. Mills; B. Llewellyn, V. Perrins, M. Webber, B. V. Price; W. Morris, K. Poole, P. Watts, D. Haines."
"CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.- A. M. Jorden (Monmouth and Fitzwilliam); K. Hughes (Llanelli G. S. and St. Catherine's), J. S. Spencer (Sedbergh and Queens'), T. G. R. Davies (Queen Elizabeth G. S., Carmarthen and Emmanuell), C. D. R. Whittle (Sedbergh and Fitzwilliam); I. R. Shackleton (Bradford G. S. and Fitzwilliam), J. J. Page (Cambridgeshire H. S. and Queens'); R. W. Bowen (Bromsgrove and Magdalene), P. A. Keith-Roach ( Cheltenham and Pembroke), J. D. Monahan (Kingswood and Trinity Hall), M. R. McKenzie (King Edward VI, Morpeth and St. Catherine's), A. K. Rodgers (Shaftesbury G. S. and Trinity Hall), W. A. Jones (College and Queen's), A. J. S. Folwell (Towcester G. S. and Caius), J. R. Tredwell (Solihull and ST, Catherine's).)
"REFEREE.- W. D. H. Davies (Swansea)."