From the match programme:-
"Today sees us play our fifth league game, that's almost a quarter of the fixtures and we are still in the month of September. Still, with the Autumn and Home Internationals, the British & Irish Cup, the Welsh Cup and the obligatory spell of bad weather, this frantic start will help to prevent a back-log of fixtures further down the line!"
"Last Saturday we went down for the second time to a last minute score, this time denying us a losing bonus point which I thought we thoroughly deserved. Pontypridd finally laid to rest their bogey at the Park but not without a great fight back from the lads."
"Quins were unlucky away at Neath mid week, coming from 3-8 down at half time to lead 12pts to 8 until Neath scored their second try with a successful conversion on 60 minutes. The lads put in a great effort to try and achieve a much deserved away win but both sets of defence ensured the final score ended 15-12 to the hosts. Although both sides tried to play flowing rugby they were regularly interrupted by the referee's whistle."
"Today's visitors are former "big four" club - Newport, and I extend a warm welcome to their players, officials and supporters. Last Saturday they went down by 62 pts to 17 to old rivals Cardiff and on Wednesday night they were unfortunate to lose at home to close neighbours Bedwas who secured the 26-25 point win with a successful conversion from wide out with a minute left on the clock. They arrive here today with a record that reads -
P4W1 D0L3 BP 1 Pts 5
and they are presently in 10th position."
"Hopefully our luck with the weather will continue and the sun will shine again on a good game of rugby football with the "Bedouin Encampment" protecting those spectators on the 'North Bank' from the ultra violet rays."
"My thanks to today's sponsors - Elwyn Williams of HLW Insurance Brokers as the season's Ball Sponsor and Dawn Fresh Foods Ltd as Quins Forward & Back of the Match Sponsor. Your continued support is very much appreciated."
"Finally commiserations to the Second XV, they went down narrowly to Llangennech by 20pts to 16 last week. This they knew would be their greatest test, so to take a bonus point away from home was a commendable effort."
"They look forward to the return game at home"
"Dorian Taylor Chairman"