WATCH: Tyler Bleyendaal continues to impress for Munster

The fly-half was in imperious form on Friday night

BY Daniel Kelly 11:13 Saturday 11 February 2017, 11:13 11 Feb 2017

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Munster maintained their one-point gap at the the of the PRO12 table with a bonus-point 45-17 over the Newport Gwent Dragons. 

Rassie Erasmus' side scored six tries in the win, but it was Andrew Conway's try that earned the plaudits from the Irish Independent Park crowd, and showed the value Tyler Bleyendaal brings to the team.

Leading 10-3, midway through the first-half, Munster were defending their try-line, when Bleyendaal intercepted a pass around ten metres from the line. 

As soon as he caught the ball, the New Zealander ran for the Welsh team's try-line, but almost immediately he knew he would need support. Before being tackled by opposite number Dorian Jones, Bleyendaal kicked the ball into an empty Dragons half.

Full-back Andrew Conway caught the perfectly weighted kick, with the help of a favourable bounce to stroll in under the posts, to extend the lead.

After a injury-effected start to his time in Munster, Bleyendaal continues to grow into the role. The former New Zealand Under-20 international becomes eligible to play for Ireland, this November. 

 

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