About Alan Lewis:
David Alan Lewis is an Irish former cricketer and current Rugby Union referee. His father Ian also played cricket for Ireland. Lewis is also an occasional media commentator on Irish cricket.
Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!Alan Lewis
I could give 48 penalties in every match if I wanted to. It is a question of sometimes choosing what is - in your own mind - of material importance and what isn't, what might be a crucial potential penalty and what might not be.Alan Lewis
I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.Alan Lewis