Tyler Bleyendaal Receives Custom Boots As Retirement Present – And They Are A Thing Of Beauty
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It was confirmed last month that Munster outhalf Tyler Bleyendaal has been forced to retire from the game with immediate effect at just 30.
Due to a neck injury, the New Zealander last lined out for the province against Ospreys in November 2019 with medical advice leaving him with no choice but to hang up his boots.
A former New Zealand U20s player, Bleyendaal joined the province from the Crusaders in late January 2015. He made 62 appearances for the province and made his Munster debut against Benetton Rugby in September 2015.
Primarily playing outhalf, he also lined out at first centre, captained the side on 11 occasions, scored five tries and kicked 352 points.
It was during the 2016/17 season that Munster fans saw the full extent of his capabilities as he started 25 of his 27 appearances, picked up four man-of-the-match awards, and was instrumental in guiding the province to the Champions Cup and PRO12 semi-finals.
Highly regarded by coaches and players alike, his standing in the squad was highlighted further when he was handed the Munster captaincy for the first time against Edinburgh in February 2017 and was deservedly named the 2016/17 Munster Rugby Player of the Year.
He was also nominated for European Player of the Year off the back of hugely impressive performances.
And now to thank him for his time at the province, adidas have made him an incredible pair of custom boots that are a thing of absolute beauty. Check them out below. He’s also giving a pair away on his Instagram!
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Big thanks to @darren_byrne7 and the team for sorting these personalised boots as a retirement gift ❤️ I’ve been lucky enough to have @adidasrugby support me for over a decade now 🙌 I always loved repping the 3-stripe on and off the field /// – – **GIVE AWAY** As a thanks to the @munsterrugby fans for all of their support and well wishes over the years, Ive got an extra pair to send out to one of you loyal supporters! – – Simply FOLLOW my profile, LIKE this post and TAG your fellow supporters in the comments. EASY AS! I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday 22nd June✌🏼#SUAF 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 – – Thanks again @adidasrugby #legends #threestripe #munster #rugby