From the match programme:-
"WELCOME TO THE PARADE"
"THIS AFTERNOON we are delighted to welcome our near neighbours from the Western Valley - Newbridge - to help us celebrate the Festive Season and are confident that the "Fayre" provided will enhance the reputations of both clubs. The Blue and Blacks must be considered as the most improved side in Welsh rugby during recent weeks for after a disappointing opening, by their own high standards, they have strung together an impressive series of victories, none more so than their 18-3 victory over Swansea at the Welfare Ground. Both sets of supporters will be anxiously judging the individual performances of players who once played for the opposition, namely Paul Turner, Chris Manley and Jeff Howells of Newport, and Stuart Griffiths, Lloyd Davies, Paul Williams, Paul Ransom, David Bidgood and Andy Sutton of Newbridge."
"Captain Stuart Griffiths has overcome early season injuries to lead his team by example and together with former captain Peter Jones and New Zealander Hemi Taylor forms a very formidable back row who will make life difficult for the Black and Amber half backs. Paul Williams, who had the task of replacing Paul Turner at outside half, has a remarkable record of consistency, having played in every game since taking over the position; this is great credit to his fitness and dedication to the club. 'MJW' and his team will also be well aware of how often he has appeared on the Scoreboard during the period."
"Welcome, Newbridge - the journey down the valley is much shorter than going to Bristol and everyone at Rodney Parade is confident that today's game is the commencement of traditional Boxing Day games between our clubs which will produce the right type of "rugby fayre" for the Festive Season, either here or at the Welfare Ground."
"Earlier this season, 'MJW' and his team defeated today's visitors at the Welfare Ground in a high scoring game by 28pts to 16pts and, having achieved "the double" over Bristol and Aberavon earlier this month, will be endeavouring to make it a "hat trick" this afternoon. Let's hope that they are fully recovered from the "festive spirits" to achieve the correct result -which will ensure they maintain their position as the county's leading Club in the Whitbread Wales Merit Table."
"Everyone at Rodney Parade was sorry to learn of the illness suffered by Rhys Morgan prior to Christmas and hopes he is now well on the road to recovery and that it won't be too long before he is back eating his way into the individual appearances record held by Keith Poole. Best wishes for 1987, Rhys."
"On 27th December, Newport Youth travel to Maesteg for the quarter final of the Esso Youth Cup, having achieved a fine victory over Beddau in the last round. We wish Heath George and his team every success and hope they return to Rodney Parade with their place in the semifinal booked."
"This afternoon the Black and Amber Former Players are holding a Christmas Reunion in the Clubhouse and the Committee hope that any former player of Newport RFC will attend, especially those visiting for the Festive Season. It is also their intention to hold a similar event on the occasion of our game v Swansea on 10th January 1987, when members of the Swansea Old Players' Association will be guests. Why not make an effort to come along and meet old team mates and opponents!!"
"In this programme are listed the individual appearances and scoring records of a number of current Newport players and it is interesting to note that a player who spent many of his formative schoolboy days playing at Newbridge Welfare Ground is on the threshold of reaching "a century of drop goals" for the Black and Ambers. There are no Christmas Presents for guessing who the player is, but it is certain that everyone at Rodney Parade will be looking for him to complete this remarkable feat in 1987."
"The Chairman, Captain, Committee and Players wish all Members and Supporters"
"A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 1987 - Happy New Year to you All."