Newport Athletic Club Membership, payable from 1st May each year, granted admission to most Newport RFC games and to the Welsh Lawn Tennis Championships in July, and was as follows for the 1968-69 season: Men £3 , Ladies £2. 10. 0. with a reduced subscription for juniors at school and not at school.
1968-69 under captain Brian Price, surely one of the most successful ever Newport captains, proved to be one of the most successful ever seasons for Newport . He magnificently led Newport to 38 wins, 3 draws and only 4 defeats in 45 matches and scoring 716pts. The club adopted a squad system under coaches Brian Jones and Ian McJennett. Keith Jarrett became first Newport player too reach 250pts in a season and after only 28 games. Vice captain Stuart Watkins scored 27 tries but left for Cardiff having scored 114 tries for Newport in 162 games.
One disappointment was narrowly failing to record 4 wins out of 4 against Cardiff only drawing the 4th match at Cardiff in a sell-out game.
Newport won the Welsh Championship as well as the Anglo-Welsh Pennant. Brian Price captained Wales to the Triple Crown and Jarrett and Watkins played in all 4 matches for Wales . Price, Watkins, Jarrett, wing Alan Skirving and Barry Llewelyn toured Australasia with the Welsh team.
Promising prop Barry Llewelyn won the Arthur Boucher Trophy while Del Haines and Keith Poole were the first winners of the Martin Webber Memorial Bowl presented by his parents after Martin was tragically killed in a road accident. Keith Poole (38) and Del Haines (35) made the most appearances.