"The South Africans failed in their first "Test" at Murrayfield last Saturday. Full back Ian Smith, making his debut for Scotland, collected all the points with a penalty goal and a try. He had been picked to play against us last Wednesday for the Combined Services but had to stand down due to his selection for Scotland. He will have a further chance against the "Boks" when the Combined Services meet the tourists on 16th December."
"On Wednesday next the South Africans return to Wales when they oppose a Combined Aberavon and Neath XV at Aberavon and on the following Saturday meet Cardiff at Arms Park."
"Our game last Wednesday night against the Combined Services proved that "moving the ball" can pay dividends because we collected six excellent tries, two from right wing Laurie Daniel, two from left wing Allan Skirving and two by full back John Anthony moving up into the line and scoring wide-out."
"Our nearest English opponents Bristol are an exciting side and they never fail to provide a rousing game. We crossed the Severn Bridge on 13th September and won at the Memorial Ground by 14 pts. to 8 pts. Last year Bristol had a good win on this ground, 21 pts. to 13 pts., which was one of the four defeats we suffered in the whole of last season's campaign. In the return game at Bristol we made amends by winning 11 pts. to 8 pts. Bristol are a high scoring side and last season collected 768 pts. in 50 games, which should be a pointer to us not to relax until "no side" is blown. In their pack they have English internationals in all three rows, J. V. Pullin (hooker), D. E. J. Watt (second row) and D. M. Rollitt (flanker)."
"Our selected team shows a half back change with Billy Raybould and Gwilym Treharne taking over from Paul and Allan Evans. Billy Raybould's centre spot is taken by Ivor Taylor. Keith Poole returns to the back row for Andrew Evans and Len Martin replaces Jeff Watkins in the power house."
"Our game fixture listed to be played at Aberavon next Saturday has been switched to Monday night due to the Cardiff and Springboks match on the Saturday."
"The Supporters Club are considering running a coach to Aberavon, and details will be broadcast over the public address system tonight."
"Our next home game will be against the Watsonians on Boxing Day."