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."
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.