Then came a memorable run with 22 wins out of 23 including a first win at Aberavon for 15yrs, a first at Bristol for 10yr and only a second at Bridgend in 13yrs. Record wins were also recorded over Newbridge (52 v 0) and Pontypool (43 v 3) but the big disappointment was the Welsh Cup Q/F defeat at Cardiff when the referee refused to give Newport first a 'try' by John Widdecombe and then a penalty try for Cardiff collapsing the scrum time and again in the last 5 mins.
On 28th March 1987 Newport beat Richmond 59 v 8 and so took their points total to 1,156 beating the previous record of 1,110 and finally finishing the season on 1286.
It was a season of records - most wins (39), highest points (1,286) and most tries (198). This enabled Newport to take the runners-up place in both the Merit Table and the Unofficial Championship. Four players achieved a century of points - also a club record - Jon and Nigel Callard, Marc Batten and Paul Turner who broke Laurie Daniel's record with 368pts. Keith James dropped his 103rd goal for the club vs Northampton. David Waters (46), Glen George (39), Paul Turner (38) and Mike Watkins (38) led the appearances. Jon Callard and prop Frank Hillman were both selected for Wales U21 while Richie Collins who had joined South Wales Police during the season won his first Welsh Cap.