Sunday 21 January 2018

Peter Bills: Six Nations a joy to behold for ref Lewis

Peter Bills

HE made his Six Nations refereeing debut in a lovely, low-key way. For sure, he was nervous but that didn't mean Alan Lewis would abandon the habits of a lifetime.

Inside the first half-hour of handling the Italy v England match of 2000 in Rome, he'd yellow-carded three players and reminded both captains of their responsibilities.

"Perhaps they thought I was an inexperienced referee they'd have some fun with," smiles the Cork-born official.

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