For the first time ever Newport lost more matches than they won in 1932-33 and only scored 259 pts while conceding 447pts. In the close season, star player and captain Jack Morley joined Wigan Rugby League and Dickie Ralph took over to captain a young and inexperienced side. Ralph was injured in November but returned too early on 26th December vs Watsonians only to break down again and not return until 25th March. This was a poor Newport side and only a few are worthy of a mention - Bill Everson and his frequent deputy Harold Isaac, Ken Squire for his dogged tackling and the one outstanding forward of a poor pack, John Evans. Sid Wetter lost form and A. Tovey took over. Sid (brother of Ken) Watkins came into the side at outside half but his best years - at Cross Keys - were behind him. It did enable Ralph to switch to centre.
For the first time ever the other three Monmouthshire sides - Cross Keys, Abertillery and Pontypool recorded doubles and other teams to do so were Cardiff, Swansea, Penarth, Bristol and Gloucester while Bridgend won for the first time. From 4th March to 29th April Newport lost 13 matches and only managed one lucky win against Coventry. Gates slumped and morale was low.
Centre Hywel Jones led the try scorers with 10 while Ned Shiner played in all 45 matches with Hywel Jones and W. G. C. Williams playing in 39 each. Captain Ralph only managed 24 games.