Previous Clubs: Canterbury Crusaders
International Honours: New Zealand U20
A former New Zealand U20s player the Christchurch born Bleyendaal captained the side to victory in the 2010 Junior World Championship in Argentina.
Playing at out-half or first centre, the 23-year-old has made 20 Super Rugby appearances for the Crusaders and represented Canterbury in the ITM Cup on 31 occasions.
He was set to join the province on a three-year contract on completion of his ITM Cup commitments with Canterbury in October and subject to medical and fitness asssessments on arrival, but after sustaining a neck injury in the second round of the competition he will now undergo surgery to correct a disc lesion, keeping him side-lined until the new year.