1901-02 saw Ll. Lloyd in his third season as captain. Former Cardiff captain E. Gwyn Nicholls, arguably the best centre of his day joined - he had a business in Newport - and played 11 games and was never on the losing side, thriving from playing behind Ll. Lloyd. He scored 8 tries and 2 drop goals and wing Charlie Lewis also benefited scoring 12 tries in the 11 matches. Many future famous names appeared including D. Ponty Jones, Willie Llewellyn, 'Stitch' Thomas, Reuben Carpenter, Sid Adams and 'Sarspa' Thomas but one of the discoveries was Charlie Pritchard who made his debut vs Swansea on 25th January 1902. J. Hillman also gave excellent service as inside half while Charlie 'India-Rubber man' Lewis showed great form. 35 players were used during the season and Ll. Lloyd and S. Adams played in all 28 matches Charlie Lewis missed only 1 match and George Boots, Beddoe Thomas, A. G. Brown and J. Hillman just two. Charlie Lewis scored 16t and 1dg while Cliff Pritchard scored 12 and 1dg.