Newport lost to Llanelli in the Welsh Cup Q/F at Rodney Parade before a crowd of 11,000 and disappointingly lost to Australia in January by 7 v 13 in a dull game in front of a large crowd.
Englishman Colin Smart led the team with great enthusiasm and played in 47 of the 49 games getting closer to his English Cap and vice captain David Burcher played in all 47 matches. Newport set club records of 971pts and 153 tries. History was also made with Leighton Davies (189), Glyn Bram (102) and Ken Davies (100) all topping 100 pts for the season. 42 players were used and leading try scorers were Ken Davies 25 and Gareth Evans 22.