Tyler Bleyendaal

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Tyler Bleyendaal
Full name Tyler Bleyendaal
Date of birth (1990-05-31) 31 May 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Christchurch Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-Half, Centre
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–14
2015–present
Canterbury
Munster
33
28
((237)
(222))
Correct as of 23 April 2017
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–14 Crusaders 20 ((112))
Correct as of 12 April 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 New Zealand U20 5 ((82))
Correct as of 6 November 2012

Tyler Bleyendaal (born 31 May 1990) is a New Zealand rugby union player who is currently contracted to Irish provincial side Munster, who play in the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. Bleyendaal plays primarily as a Fly-half, but can also play as a Centre.

Munster[edit]

On 11 May 2014, it was announced that Bleyendaal will join Irish province Munster on a three-year contract starting from 1 November 2014.[1] Due to a neck injury, Bleyendaal didn't arrive in Munster until January 2015.[2]

Bleyendaal made his return from the injury on 29 April 2015, starting for Munster A in their friendly against Ulster Ravens and completing 60 minutes.[3] He made his full debut for Munster on 5 September 2015, coming off the bench against Treviso.[4] In January 2016, Bleyendaal was ruled out for 12 weeks with a quadriceps tendon injury.[5]

On 22 October 2016, Bleyendaal scored 16 points, including a try, and won the Man-of-the-Match award in Munster's 38-17 win against Glasgow Warriors in Round 2 of the 2016–17 European Rugby Champions Cup, a match that was his European debut for the province.[6] On 10 December 2016, Bleyendaal scored 18 points off the tee in Munster's 38-0 win against Leicester Tigers.[7] On 24 January 2017, it was announced that Bleyendaal had signed a contract extension which will see him remain with Munster until June 2019.[8] On 3 February 2017, Bleyendaal captained Munster for the first time, leading the side in the 2016–17 Pro12 fixture against Edinburgh.[9] On 1 April 2017, Bleyendaal scored 21 points off the kicking tee in Munster's 41–16 Champions Cup quarter-final win against Toulouse.[10] On 25 April 2017, it was announced that Bleyendaal had been nominated by his teammates for the 2017 Munster Rugby Senior Player of the Year, alongside John Ryan and Niall Scannell.[11]

New Zealand U20[edit]

Bleyendaal captained New Zealand Under 20 to victory in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bleyendall Commits To Munster". munsterrugby.ie. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tyler Bleyendaal set for Munster arrival this weekend". independent.ie. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Munster A Claim Series Win Over Ravens". munsterrugby.ie. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shaky Start For Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bleyendaal out for 12 weeks". planetrugby.com. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Munster Do Foley Proud With Immense Display". munsterrugby.ie. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Magnificent Munster Tame Tigers In Thomond". munsterrugby.ie. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Munster Confirm Latest Signings". munsterrugby.ie. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Munster Grind Out Win In Edinburgh". munsterrugby.ie. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Munster Back In Champions Cup Semi Finals". munsterrugby.ie. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Munster Player Of The Year Nominees Announced". munsterrugby.ie. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand crowned IRB JWC 2010 Champions". 21 June 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 

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