In the wake of Mike Ruddock's resignation as National Coach, and the fact that Scott Johnson's contract is due to end in April, Lewis has been charged with finalising details on a recruitment plan to assemble the best possible coaching team to take Wales into the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
"As soon as Mike Ruddock informed us that he did not wish to extend his contract as Wales National Coach last month we began to formulate a recruitment plan for our new coaching team," said Lewis.
"We had been negotiating with Mike for over nine months, while we are in a similar position with Scott. He has told us he wants to stay in Wales, but still has some issues to sort out back home in Australia.
"He has kept us fully informed on a regular basis of what those issues are. While he is currently concentrating on preparing the team for the Six Nations games against Italy and France, we have agreed that we will meet immediately after the championship to thrash out his contractual situation.
"Scott's current contract ends next month and we would obviously like him to stay - whether that be as Head Coach or in his former capacity as Skills Coach. Due to Mike's departure the WRU will have to recruit new blood to the national coaching team and that is the issue I am currently addressing with the Board."
Despite rumours linking Johnson with a three year coaching deal with the Wallabies, the interim Wales Head Coach has moved to put the record straight.
"I have not agreed a contract with the Australian Rugby Union. I have met with their new Head Coach, John Connolly, and I am considering an offer he has made me to join his coaching team," explained Scott.
"But I have said all along that I would love to remain in Wales if I can resolve some of my personal issues in Australia. I have kept Steve Lewis and the team fully informed of my situation and, in effect, nothing has changed this week from the last few months.
"As soon as I know what is possible in my life I will inform Steve Lewis and the players, but I certainly won't be conducting any of my business through the media.
"At present, I am concentrating all my efforts on preparing the team for the games against Italy and France and I won't be allowing anything to get in the way of that."
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event