1891-92 saw the start of a 6 season period claimed by Dromio as the greatest period in the history of Newport Rugby Football. For those 6 seasons Newport's record was: P170 W143 D14 L13. The invincible season of 1891-92 was the culmination of years of team building and assembling of a very talented squad of players and also the gaining of experience by playing a wide variety of tough opponents from all over England. Interestingly the three top scorers could well have been elsewhere that season. Arthur Gould had played more for Richmond than Newport and the previous season had been in the West Indies, Percy Phillips had been in Switzerland for commercial education while Wallace Watts had at one time returned home to his native Chipping Norton.
The other key players were Tom Graham who had been made captain at a young age and Jim Hannan. Graham was an ideal captain who had a thorough knowledge of the game and also his players who greatly respected him. His lieutenant was Jim Hannan who at the time was the greatest scrummaging forward that Wales had ever had. T. England was a sound and all-round fullback and Charlie Thomas a great scoring and tackling centre. There were wings Bert Gould, Leonard Heard, a great runner who had jumped from Thirds to Firsts and Bert Dauncy, who found his feet later in the season. Later there was E. Coulman who had played with Arthur Gould at Richmond. At half back there was the brilliant attacking Percy Phillips and the plucky and reliable Fred Parfitt - they made the perfect combination. Parfitt like W. Watts, T. Pook, W. Groves and J. Osmond had all played together for the successful Maindee team. Harry Day, Hannan, Watts, Boucher, Graham and Pook were probably the outstanding forwards. Often the forwards did the work of the backs and vice versa which was one of the strengths of this invincible side. The brilliance of Arthur Gould, Percy Phillips and Charlie Thomas meant that the hard work of the forwards was best used.
The record was : P 33 W29 D4 - scoring 72g and 95t to just 3g and 5t with the line only being crossed 8 times. The drawn games were Cardiff, Swansea (2) and Old Merchant Taylors. T. England and W. Groves played all 33 matches while Tom Pook played 32, Percy Phillips 31 and Fred Parfitt 31. Arthur Gould led the scorers with 31 tries and 7 dg, Percy Phillips scored 17 tries and Wallace Watts and Bert Gould 14 tries each.