Newport owed a great debt to Bill Everson, Harold "Nan" Saysell, Alf Panting and Jim Hawkins who kept Newport rugby ticking over at Rodney Parade with inter-service and charity games etc.
The first few years after the war were periods of experiment and often confusion. In 1944-45 - the first post-war season - only 27 games were played but no fewer than 53 players were used.
The fixture list wasn't normal either with teams like Cardiff Medicals, Brecon Infantry Training Corps, Filton (Bristol), and Rotol (Gloucester) appearing. Three games were played with Cardiff and Newport won all three - why wasn't there four games that season?!
W. C. Walbyoff, a wing from Abertillery, headed both the scoring and appearance lists with 20t and 4c in 27 appearances. Jim Hawkins, captain, scored 6 tries, dropped 4 goals, kicked 3 conversions and 1 penalty in 25 games.
Pre-war players Coleman, Price and Travers returned to assist the club but in general it was a new team. Notable newcomers were Gwili Jenkins, a centre from Swansea, who was to become an excellent full-back, Graham Ross, possibly one of the best ever uncapped wings and Hedley Rowland an inspirational centre . Established players such as full-back D. R. Morgan and hooker Reg Blakemore were outstanding.