Munster have confirmed the signing of Tyler Bleyendaal. The Canterbry and Crusaders player will join the province on a 3 year deal in November of this year.
The 23 year old is a former New Zealand U20s captain and can play at either centre or out-half. While captain Bleyendaal lifted the Junior World Championship in Argentina.
Speaking today about the move Bleyendaal said: "I am really excited to be heading to a new challenge of playing in a great competition in a new part of the world, for a world renowned team. The decision was not an easy one as my time with Canterbury and the Crusaders has been amazing, being involved with quality people every day has made the place special. From the research I have done I am sure that Munster will be very similar, a proud team with a great record."
Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said of the new acquisition: "We are very fortunate to recruit the services of a talented young player such as Tyler Bleyendaal. We believe Tyler can play an important role in the future of Munster Rugby, and will further strengthen our squad. In his roles at 10 and 12 he has been a key decision maker with an intelligent understanding of the game, and will provide us with an exciting option in midfield."