There were a number of factors contributing to the poor season including the loss of outside half Keith James to Cardiff and fullback John Anthony who moved to the Midlands . Roger Francis and Del Haines missed many matches due to injury and Newport suffered from an astonishing crop of injuries during the season. Captain Geoff Evans stuck manfully to the task and was re-elected captain for 1973-74.
Flanker Keith Poole became the 4th Newport player to pass 350 appearances.
The season?s leading points scorer was fullback Robin Williams who scored 194pts having joined from Pontypool . Gerry Fuller scored 121pts while leading try scorer was Paul Evans with only 9. Gerry Fuller made the most appearances with 44 followed by Geoff Evans on 43.