When it was announced that R. Plummer, Percy Jones, R. Dibble, L. Attewell, A. Bell, F. Birt, H. Wreford, H. Thompson and H. Uzzell were to retire it was felt that the club would have great difficulty in re-building. To make matters worse Archie Brown had joined Leeds Rugby League and Jerry Shea signed for Wigan Rugby League in December. It as to their great credit that Newport only lost 6 matches in a very tough programme under popular captain Neil McPherson in 1921-22.
Once again Pill Harriers supplied some very talented players including Fred Baker, Albert Stock, Billy Jones, Sidney 'Stasher' Manship and W. Sparkes. Jack Whitfield, Tom Jones, Reg Edwards, Sgt. Major C. W. Jones and Mapson Williams all had outstanding seasons as did Sidney Manship when he took over at inside half. The three-quarters never quite played at their best although Harold Davies and George Andrews did well as did fullback Fred Baker. Fred Baker played all 45 matches with Jack Wetter playing 41. T. E. Vaughan was leading try scorer with 19.