Following a disastrous tour to South Africa in July/August resulting in 5 defeats and 1 draw from 6 matches Newport then proceeded to lose all 8 matches in September.
Injuries didn't help and Newport had to wait until their 13th match for a win - a magnificent victory over the South African Barbarians by 21 v 15.
Newport did rise to the occasion in the Welsh Cup reaching the semi-final before going down gallantly to Swansea 23 v 13.
Top points scorer was Leighton Davies with 174 taking him to 851pts in 164 games for Newport . Wing David Bale scored most tries - 13 in 25 games. 48 players were used during the season in 52 games with scrum half Alun Billinghurst on 45, Leighton Davies on 40 and David Waters on 36.