Serious injuries to Chris Webber, Jeff Cranton, Keith Jefferson, Bryan Lease and Phil Williams also contributed to a lack of success during the season. Geoff Evans captained the side with great dedication and enthusiasm and Colin Smart worked very hard and finally won his coveted English Cap.
Ken Davies was again top try scorer with 16 and in doing so joined the elite band of players who have scored more than 100 tries during their Newport careers.
David Barry joined from Cardiff and was top points scorer with 171. Top appearances were by David Burcher (36) Ken Davies (36), David Barry (35) and Steve O'Donoghue (35).