Sunday 23 October 2016

Tyler Bleyendaal factfile

Published 07/10/2016 | 02:30

Born: May 31, 1990 (age 26)

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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)

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