Tyler Bleyendaal factfile
Published 07/10/2016 | 02:30
Born: May 31, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Christchurch
Height: 1.85m (6ft 1ins)
Weight: 95kg (14st 13lb)
l Began his professional career with Canterbury in 2011 and played in the ITM Cup 31 times.
l Made 20 Super Rugby appearances for the Crusaders and scored 112 points
l Captained New Zealand U-20s to the 2010 Junior World Championship.
l Signed a three-year contract with Munster starting November 1, 2014.
l Suffered a serious neck injury that delayed his arrival until January 2015 - failed to make a single competitive appearance in his first season.
l Becomes Irish qualified in January 2018 based on three-year residency.
l Made his Munster debut off bench against Treviso at Irish Independent Park on September 5, 2015.
l Started his first Pro12 game against Ospreys on September 13, 2015.
l Played five times in the Pro12 in the 2015/16 season, starting three games and scoring eight points.
l Suffered a quad injury in January 2016 and was ruled out for 12 weeks
l Started four of Munster's five games this season and has scored 36 points.
Kicking percentage (this season): 88.89pc (16/18)