Heineken Cup Debut:
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 19 Super Rugby appearances for the Crusaders and represented Canterbury in the ITM Cup on 39 occasions.
He was set to join the province on a three-year contract on completion of his ITM Cup commitments with Canterbury in October, but after sustaining a neck injury in the second round of the competition he will now undergo surgery to correct a prolapsed disc, keeping him side-lined until the new year.
|DOB||31st May 1990|
|Birthplace||Christchurch, N Zealand|
|Height||1.85 m (6' 1")|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb)|