After the great success of the previous season, 1969-70 was to be an anti-climax. Brian Price and Bill Morris had retired and Keith Jarrett had turned professional with Barrow Rugby League. Newport missed these key players although players like second rows Jeff Watkins and Len Martin, wing / fullback Laurie Daniel etc. played well.
Newport lost 17 games but still scored a record 720pts. Captain John Anthony scored 162pts and Laurie Daniel 166pts (top scorer) - the first time that 2 players had both scored over 150pts.
Peter Rees passed Ken Jones' try record when he scored 147 tries and going on to score 153 tries. He also became 7th Newport player to pass 300 appearances behind Ian Ford, Roy Burnett, George Boots and Brian Jones.
Newport scored a magnificent victory over the 6th touring Springboks on 12th October 1969 .
Barry Llewelyn played 5 times for Wales and then rejoined Llanelli at the end of the season. Vic Perrins and British Lion Billy Raybould, who had joined from London Welsh, also won caps. Laurie Daniel and John Jeffrey were top try scorers with 20 tries with Jeffrey setting a record for a forward. John Anthony made most appearances with 45.