"A WARM WELCOME TO PONTYPOOL PARK"
"For today's Whitbread Merit Table game we extend a warm welcome to the Newport team, officials and supporters to Pontypool Park."
"This is Pontypooi's last home game against Welsh opposition this season, so it is very appropriate that the Black and Ambers are providing the opposition."
"Although this is probably the worst season in their 100 plus years history, there is no doubting that Lady Luck has not smiled too kindly on Newport this season. Injuries have taken their toll on many of their players this season, and in particular skipper Gareth Evans has suffered wretched luck, with more injuries than the Royal Gwent casualty ward has seen. His latest jaw injury has put him out of the Wales tour to North America. Hard luck Gareth, but here's to better luck for the future and perhaps a return to the Welsh side."
"The present Newport coaches are of course the former Pontypool players, full back Adrian Hearn and flanker Alan Thomas who, since they took over if not having worked miracles have certainly put their team on a slightly more even keel."
"The televised highlights of their cup semi-final match against Swansea showed that Newport are a better side than their playing record suggests. The try that they scored that day was a fine effort stemming from well inside their own half when combined play ended with Gareth Evans scoring in the corner."
"Once again welcome Newport."