They suffered a huge shock when they went out of the Welsh Cup at Ystradgynlais 10 v 9. There were few highlights but the main ones were wins over Llanelli and the Barbarians and a stirring performance against Swansea only to be robbed by a winning try by Swansea from a 'forward' pass. To offset this were humiliating defeats at Stradey Park, St Helens and Cardiff Arms Park.
Things may have been different if Canadian star outside-half Gareth Rees had been able to join Newport earlier in the season. Utility back David Rees scored 199pts from 24 games before transferring to Cross Keys while Gareth Rees scored 112pts in just 8 games. For many Gareth Rees, who had kicked Canada to victory against Wales in 1993, was the best place kicker ever to play for Newport.
Chris Wyatt and David Llewellyn each scored 10tries in 22 games. Appearances were led by back Mark Yendle 31, lock Neil Jones 30, back Duncan Hughes 28 and forward David Waters 16.
April saw Rodney Parade stage the SWALEC Cup Semi Final between Cardiff and Pontypridd.