"WELCOME TO RODNEY PARADE"
"This evening we are delighted to welcome our visitors from New Zealand to Rodney Parade. They are well aware of the great tradition of our famous ground and are looking forward eagerly to playing on the one rugby ground in the world where that great goal kicking machine Don Clarke never had a kick at goal, let alone scored any points. Such was the discipline of the victorious Newport team led by Brian Price in 1963."
"Our visitors are on a European Tour having already played Dartmouth and Blaenavon before tonight's game. On Saturday they play the Wasps in London before continuing their tour in Paris where they play Paris University and then Italy where they play two games before returning home in the middle of November. This is the second major overseas tour the Club have undertaken in recent years, in 1975 they toured Argentina and Chile."
"During last season in New Zealand Suburbs had an outstanding season, with former All Black Colin Parrell proving an outstanding player. Unfortunately they failed to win the Grand Final, the ultimate in club rugby in Auckland, being defeated by Ponsonby by 31 points to 13 points. Incidentally the Ponsonby side was captained by All Black Lin Colling, and included that oustanding All Black three quarter Bryan Williams, who was making his return to rugby following injury."
"Defeat in the "Grand Final" was a great disappointment, for as Tour Organiser Kelvin Moore said "we really wanted to go on tour as the CHAMPION SIDE OF AUCKLAND". But they can take some consolation in the knowledge that they compiled the best overall season's record in senior division football, winning 13 games, losing 5 and drawing 1."
"A full list of the Official Touring Party can be found later in this programme and we look forward to seeing them produce some typical All Black play on the field, and that we are able to learn from them as we are able to teach them a little. This is what Rugby tours are all about!!"
"Welcome Suburbs, although your stay in Newport is a short one, we hope you return home full of happy memories of Rodney Parade both on and off the field."
"Following tonight's game we will be entertaining our visitors from New Zealand in the Rodney Hall, in traditional Newport style. The Newport Male Voice Choir will be in attendance to add a little culture to the occasion, so why not join us and help make it "a night to remember for our rugby friends from overseas"."
"The Whitbread Welsh Merit Table Committee deserve every congratulations for their scheme to sponsor a youth player from each of the Merit Table Clubs to attend the W.R.U. Coaching Course at Aberystwyth this summer. This excellent idea ensures that part of the sponsorship money donated by Whitbread, goes for the development of the game in Wales. It is hoped that each of the players selected under this scheme will benefit greatly, and repay his club with ability and loyalty."
"Members are reminded that entrance to the stand and enclosure for our game with the South African Barbarians is by ticket only. Entrance to both these areas will be from underneath the grandstand. Entry to the ground will be through the Corporation Road entrance only. Tickets are now available from the Club Office for this game. Only Official Cars will be allowed to park in the ground for this game, and it is suggested that everyone attending the game should utilise the car parking facilities which are Free of Charge adjacent to the ground."
"While the first team are still anxiously looking for that illusive first victory, the United XV under captain Roy Cridland, are going great guns. Their recent victory over Cardiff Athletic at Arms Park was the result of great determination by the fifteen players to achieve a memorable victory. With this kind of dedication and determination in the Club it is certain that success will return to Rodney Parade."