Although Newport lost more matches than the previous season - 14 compared to 11 - in 1936-37,it was still a good season with Newport concentrating more and more on attack and 400 points was passed for the first time for 5 seasons. Inconsistency was the main problem and often the best performances were away with big wins at Cambridge University, Richmond, Gloucester and Leicester .
Two new outside halves appeared - the attacking youngster R. W. Wiltshire straight from Newport High School and Roger Wade from Risca. Newport scored over 100pts in the first month but Wiltshire lost his place due to poor defence. Eventually he was given his place back and when he lost confidence Roger Wade took over. He was hailed as the next best outside half to Cliff Jones. Other discoveries included Ken James from the Tredegar Park club who scored 4 tries in his first game vs Leicester and later 3 tries at Gloucester.
The police forces of South Wales decided to expand their fixtures and key men Jack Adams, Leslie Evans and Bob Allen had to put their loyalty to the police team first. This showed with Newport having to play 21 backs in 40 games. During the season Allen was developing as was Leslie Evans a Welsh Schools international from New Tredegar. Evans had trials at centre and wing but switched to wing forward with great success. Wings Jack Adams and Bob Allen were top try scorers with 16 and 14 respectively although they only played 27 of the 40 games. Fullback Legge and scrum half Hawkins played to their usual high standard while the best forward were Travers, Law, Leslie Evans and Chatwin and new man, Ernie Coleman, also made his mark.
It was the first season that Cliff Jones and Wilf Wooller played for Cardiff and their first visit drew a crowd of 13,500, the biggest for many years. Captain John Evans (35), Alf Bale (32), W. G. Legge (31) and J. Hawkins (31) led the appearances.