From the match programme:-
"WELCOME TO THE PARADE"
"THIS EVENING we extend a very warm welcome to the students of South Glamorgan Institute who, during the last two decades, have become the leading "Rugby Academy" in the country, taking over the mantle previously worn by St. Lukes College, Exeter, and Loughborough College, Leicester. During this period, "South Glam" have produced many players who have gone on to represent their country and contribute to world rugby, including Gareth Edwards, John Bevan, Dewi Bebb, David Nash and, currently, Kevin Hopkins and John Deveraux. Many Black and Amber players have helped create the illustrious history, including John Jeffrey and current players Paul Daniel, Marc Batten, Shaun McWilliam and Paul Roberts."
"Last Saturday the students were defeated in the Schweppes W.R.U. Challenge by Gwent rivals, Tredegar, by 22pts to 12pts. This result will have caused a great deal of disappointment at their Cyncoed home, as they were hoping to progress in this season's competition and build on the experience gained last season when they were narrowly beaten by the eventual winners, Cardiff, in an action-packed game. Coach Leighton Davies, who has been the major driving force behind the College's continued success in recent years following Roy Bish, was in charge of the successful Wales 'B' tour to Italy in the summer and is a vital part of Tony Gray's Coaching Panel, responsible for preparing Wales' challenge for the World Cup. One player he will be hoping has recovered from an injury received here at Rodney Parade in the first few minutes of the 1986 Snelling Sevens Tournament while playing for Bridgend, is centre three quarter John Deveraux. It is reported that he is now ready to return to the game, and if he is able to play this evening the Rodney Parade fans are certain to give him a warm welcome and watch closely his centre partnership with Cornishman Colin Laity, another talented player who has also displayed his skills for Neath earlier this season."
"Welcome, "South Glam" - we are confident that in keeping with past encounters between our two teams tonight's encounter will produce fast, thrilling and skilful rugby."
"Everyone present at Rodney Parade last Saturday and all those viewers of "HTV Rugby" on Saturday evening certainly had their money's worth from the Newport v Gloucester game. The game produced seven tries, all scored by backs, and the Black and Amber faithfuls must have been delighted with the way that their team, led by Rhys Morgan, produced a display of controlled rugby, especially in the first 40 minutes, during which they completely dominated their West Country rivals. The morale of the players was certainly lifted by the victory and it is important that the confidence is built upon for the future."
"The injury list has been shortened during the last fortnight and captain "MJW", coaches Tony Faulkner and Roy Duggan and their fellow selectors are hopeful that they will soon have a full complement of players to select from. They are confident that a first choice Black and Amber team will be a major force in Welsh rugby. The message is, "Get Well Soon," to "MJW", Paul Daniel, Shaun McWilliam, Nigel Callard, John Rawlins, Wayne Rendall and Roger Powell."
"Congratulations to Richie Collins on his selection for next Saturday's Wales'B' game versus France'B', even though he is now a South Wales Police player. Everyone here at Rodney Parade hopes he does well and goes on to obtain full international honours."