Tyler Bleyendaal to join Leinster's coaching panel ahead of 2024/25 season

Tyler Bleyendaal played 62 times for Munster between 2015 and 2020
Tyler Bleyendaal played 62 times for Munster between 2015 and 2020

Leinster have announced that former Munster outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal will be joining their coaching panel ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Bleyendaal started his playing career with Canterbury in 2011 before making his Super Rugby debut with Crusaders a year later.

He made a switch to Munster in 2015 and played 62 times for the Irish province before announcing retirement in 2020. A former New Zealand Under 20 international, he was called up to the Ireland squad under Joe Schmidt in 2017 but could not make his Test debut due to injuries.

Following his retirement, Bleyendaal joined Super Rugby side Hurricanes as an assistant coach in 2020.

“I’d like to thank Hurricanes CEO Avan Lee, Clark and the coaching team as well as all of the players and staff involved at the Hurricanes for a brilliant few years," he told Leinster's official website.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity they gave me as a young coach and the experiences we have shared together since then.

“The opportunity to test myself in another environment and in another competition was one that I was very keen to explore, and I am equally grateful to Leo Cullen for the chance to continue my growth as a coach.

“I am looking forward to joining Leinster Rugby ahead of next season and my family and I are very excited for the adventure ahead in a country that we hold dear.”