The former Crusaders first-five Tyler Bleyendaal has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 29.
Bleyendaal has hung up his boots with immediate effect because of a
neck injury, having last played for his Irish club Munster in November.
Bleyendaal joined Munster in 2015 and qualified to play for Ireland
under the residency rule three years later, although he did not receive
any international caps.
The New Zealand under-20 representative played three season for the Crusaders before heading overseas.
He played 62 games for Munster and captained them 11 times.
Meanwhile former Hurricane loosie Callum Gibbins has confirmed he will be leaving the Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season.