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
Alan Lewis

If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

Alan Lewis
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan Lewi
Alan Lewis

My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game. Alan L

Alan Lewis
Did your grandparents ever share any stories about growing up in the country?
Alan Lewis

I'm out there most every night, ... My work schedule, of course, is pretty rigid, but every moment I'm not working, I try to find time to be out there talking with constituents, and I feel very positive.

Alan Lewis
You have got to boss scrums. The players need to know what you want them to adhere to. Then it is up to them to decide whether they are adhering to that or not.
Alan Lewis

Failure comes when you don’t listen. You can’t put something out there and assume it’s great. It’s up to us to make sure we’re listening to improve our chances for success-if not this time, next time.

Alan Lewis
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 have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking.