"NEWPORT . CARDIFF. - This match was played at Newport on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a very large gathering. A great many came from Cardiff, so great was the interest in the game. It was said that the Cardiff men were prepared to back their own friends very freely. The home team won the toss, had the selection of goals, and the captain of the visitors (R. H. Foa) kicked off at 3.10. It soon appeared that the game would be severely contested, and it seemed doubtful as to the result. The home team worked well together, and, being ably supported by their backs, gained ground rapidly. In a short time they compelled Cardiff to touch-down, and that had to be repeated ere long. The visitors now drove the ball into Newport territory, and from some loose play on the part of the latter made two catches, and one being of an easy nature their goal was much endangered, but both the place kicks by Foa were failures. The ball was now quickly carried into Cardiff ground. Spittle, with a good run, took it within three yards of the goal line, where he was unfortunately obliged to put his foot on the touch. The leather was quickly thrown out, and after some very sharp and good play all round Newman obtained the ball, and making a good short run obtained the first and only try scored during the game. The place was entrusted to A. J. Moggridge, and he sent the ball flying high over the bar in splendid form. Cardiff then touched down immediately after. The umpires called half-time. Play being called, the ball was restored by W. Phillips, the home team captain, and his forwards following up sharply managed to spoil the return kick. Some of the heaviest scrummaging now took place, in which Cardiff had alike the best of it; but notwithstanding this their opponents never once allowed the ball to pass during the second half of the game after passing half-way back. Play was for some time close on the goal line, and from a scrummage Ll. Evans obtained a try, which was disputed, and in order that the game might proceed amicably the home team gave in to their visitors. This they did several times during the game. With the exception of Cardiff being obliged to touch-down twice in self-defence, no other point was scored before "no-side" was caled. Cardiff for the greater part of the time had to play on the defensive, and they played well all round. The result of the game will show how Newport played. All the forwards, without exception, did good work; and the play of the quarter, half, and three-quarter backs was all that could be desired. The Newport back had very little to do. The ball only came within his reach three times during the whole of the time. The result of the game was, Newport compelled the visitors to touch down seven times in self-defence, and one goal against Cardiff nil. The Cardiff team consisted of: C. Riches, back; R. H. Foa (captain), and W. G. Jones, three-quarter backs; T. H. Rees, A. R. Macdonald, half-back; E. C. Fry, P. K. Heard, quarter backs; R. E. Girling, B. Godfrey, W. D. Phillips, J. A. Jones, A. L. Batchelor, C. D. Thomas, B. B. Mann, and J. H. Young, forwards; umpire, T. S. D. Selby. Newport: - C. Thompson, back; G. Rosser and A. J. Moggridge, three-quarter backs; F. Phillips, half back; C. H. Newman and T. Spittle, quarter backs; W. Phillips (captain), C. Phillips, A. Goss, A. F. Goss, H. Harding, H. Lyne, E. Jenkins, W. Ponsford, and Ll. Evans, forwards; umpire, R. Mullock. On Saturday next, Monmouthshire v South Wales will be played at Cardiff, to kick off at 2.45 p.m."