After a couple of pre-season friendly matches, the season kicked off on 6th September 2003 when Newport took on old Gwent rivals Pontypool at Rodney Parade in front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 which was impressive compared with The two regional games being played. After a tough first half Newport ran out winners 32 v 16 and by the time they went to the Gnoll they were still unbeaten having won 11 matches and drawn one but Neath ran out worthy winners 37 v 8. As the season progressed it became apparent that the Welsh Premier title would go either to Neath or Newport who at times played scintillating rugby. Neath had one last chance to take the title when they visited Newport on 10th April 2004. In a remarkable match and a credit to the Welsh Premier League, Newport came back from 20 v 3 down after only 25 mins to win 32 v 27 and so effectively clinch the Welsh Premier Championship for the first time. They ended with a record of W27 D1 L2 scoring a remarkable 142 tries and were unbeaten at Rodney Parade in league or cup games.
The only real disappointment was losing in the Welsh Cup at Cross Keys 6 v 3 following a poor performance from a very subdued Newport team. There were many players who stood out during the season, ex-region fullback Richard Davies, speedster wing Craig Richards, dependable centres Rhys Shorney, Scott Williams, prolific points scorer outside half Dan Griffiths. In the superb pack there were youngster props Rhys Thomas, Gethin Robinson, Dai Patterson, locks Steve Martin, Chay Billen, Matt Veater and back rows Sam Waldron, Rhys Jones and capt Gareth Gravell.
So ended a magnificent season with Craig Richards scoring 30 tries and becoming only the 5th player to score 30 or more tries for Newport RFC in a season. Dan Griffiths scored 337pts from 30 games. Scrum-half Llyr Lane and lock Matt Veater led the appearances with 32 followed by Gethin Robinson with 31 and then Rhys Shorney, Gareth Gravell and Rhys Jones, all with 30. Newport scored 1105 pts and 150 tries in 32 matches ie an average of nearly 5 tries per game with just 3 defeats, all away, at Neath, Cross Keys (cup) and Bedwas.