|History of Newport RFC|
Vale of Usk,   12 February 1876
A game reported by the Abergavenny Chronicle of February 1876 as being played 'under rugby house rules' on Castle Meadows, Abergavenny. Vale of Usk wore a black fleur-de-lys on their shirts.
* There was no points system in place prior to 1890-91. Instead, a game was determined by the number of goals scored (conversions, dropped goals, and later, penalties). If a try was scored, an opportunity to convert the try into a goal was given. If the goal was kicked successfully, the try no longer counted.