Jack Morley became Newport's youngest ever captain at the age of 22yrs in 1931-32 and led a Newport side who contained many young and inexperienced players to a successful season. Ralph and Morley concentrated on attack and the team produced some very attractive rugby. It resulted in Dickie Ralph having his best season for Newport. His individual brilliance won many games. Sid Wetter, nephew of Jack, made a great debut at inside half while Morley was top scorer with 20 tries and 4 dropped goals, playing several games at centre. Vice captain and former England international Peter Hordern missed many matches through injury and for once no Newport player played in any internationals. J. R. (John) Evans, who made his debut straight from Newport High School at the end of the previous season started to show great promise. Bill Everson, J. A. Addison, Sam Danahar and Dai Jones all led the appearances with 35.
Newport also played South Africa this season, it was the Springbok's first visit since losing in 1912.