Alan Lewis
Ireland
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Full name David Alan Lewis
Born June 1, 1964, Cork
Current age 54 years 166 days
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A former Ireland cricket international who won 121 caps for Ireland, Alan Lewis took up refereeing when his rugby career was curtailed by injury.

He has since gone on to become one of the leading referees in world rugby, taking charge of matches at the 2003 and 2007 World Cups and he was a touch-judge at the 1999 event. He was on the line for the 2007 final, refereed by his Irish colleague Alain Rolland. Lewis is the most capped Heineken Cup referee and will be the man in the middle for Wales' clash with South Africa next summer. He is an insurance broker by trade.

In April 2011 he announced that he would retire from refereeing at the end of the season having officiated in 45 Test matches, across both hemispheres, and a record 83 Heineken Cup games.

Latest Articles
Referee Lewis to retire (Apr 15, 2011) Heineken Cup Quarter-Final referees confirmed (Mar 20, 2008) Referee Lewis on verge of landmark game (Jan 4, 2008) Lewis to take charge of Heineken Cup Final (Apr 30, 2007)
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Jul 10, 2010
Referee Alan Lewis shows South Africa's Bakkies Botha a yellow card
Referee Alan Lewis shows South Africa's Bakkies Botha a yellow card
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