Tag Archive | Tyler Bleyendaal

This lock is on fire! Ospreys: 16 – Munster: 21

This lock is on fire! Ospreys: 16 – Munster: 21

Who would have expected Jean Kleyn to be breathing down Alex Wootton’s neck for the accolade of top try scorer after three rounds of the league?  With four tries in three games he is just one behind the speedy winger.  By picking up the Man of the Match award in Swansea he is also making a […]

Old friends and new faces: Munster: 34 – Benetton: 3

Old friends and new faces: Munster: 34 – Benetton: 3

Finally!  I was delighted when Friday came, bringing with it the opening game of the season.  Unlike recent years, there had been no home pre-season friendly to ease us in and give us supporters an opportunity to warm up and fine tune our role as the 16th man.  As I arrived in Cork I noticed that some people had already invested in […]

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22  – Scarlets: 46

Gutted but expectations for 2016/17 exceeded: Munster: 22 – Scarlets: 46

The emphatic nature of this defeat hurts as the defence which has been a cornerstone of so many great results this season was breached six times.  Sometimes things just don’t go your way, with turnovers conceded, some poor kicking and handling.  The physical and emotional efforts of the long season took their toll on Munster who did […]

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

One more day out secured, a date with destiny in this most remarkable, emotional rollercoaster ride of a season.  A certain symmetry to end the Pro12 season as it began, facing the Scarlets.  That opening game and the manner of victory gave us plenty of hope.  Thirty two games later one of the few defeats since […]

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Twenty one league games later, Munster’s consistency and ability to close out tight games has been rewarded with a home semi-final.  With just three losses – away to Leinster plus at home to Cardiff and Scarlets – to have secured a home semi-final before the final round of the league shows the progress made as the team built on […]

We have Dreams and Songs to sing: Munster: 10 – Saracens: 26

We have Dreams and Songs to sing: Munster: 10 – Saracens: 26

While the head expected a Saracens win, my heart and dreams were hoping for another heroic Munster victory.  The Red Army were there in great numbers to do what they could to swing the game in Munster’s favour but Saracens proved why they are champions of Europe and of England. Traffic nightmares on the M7 made it a […]

“…Homeward, Tae think again” Munster: 10 – Glasgow Warriors: 7

“…Homeward, Tae think again” Munster: 10 – Glasgow Warriors: 7

It was intense, it was unrelenting, end to end action, full of physicality with exclamations of “Wow” at some of the skills on display and groans/cheers at the errors depending on which side made them!  Glasgow travelled to Cork in search of a crucial away win to salvage their league play-off ambitions.  Hence, despite a short turnaround […]