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Tyler leads the race for the Golden Boot award

THIS time tomorrow we should know Munster’s starting fifteen for Saturday’s Guinness PRO12 game against Ulster in Thomond Park (Sky Sports 3pm).
Hopefully, Tyler Bleyendaal will be named at ten. The New Zealander, who leads the pack in the race for the Rhino Golden Boot, has been having his best season since coming to Ireland and he could well be sought after by Joe Schmidt this year.
Two of his closest competitors, Sam Davies of Ospreys and Dan Jones of Scarlets, are in action at Judgement Day V at the Principality Stadium as they face their regional rivals Cardiff Blues and Newport-Gwent Dragons.
Glasgow Warriors’ Finn Russell is tied with Jones while just a fraction behind them is Leinster Rugby’s Isa Nacewa. Russell will try to improve his success rate against Zebre Rugby on Friday night while Nacewa will lead his team into the Sportsground against Connacht Rugby in Galway where the home team will be eager to mark John Muldoon’s 300th appearance with a win.
The Golden Boot prize, which will be presented at the Guinness PRO12 Awards in May, recognises the most accurate kicker in the Guinness PRO12 Championship and previous winners include Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Ian Madigan (Leinster Rugby), JJ Hanrahan (Munster Rugby) and Jonathan Sexton (Leinster Rugby).
To qualify for the Rhino Golden Boot players must attempt a minimum of 30 place kicks at goal and the player with the highest kick percentage will be crowned as the winner after Round 22.
Rhino Rugby is the Official Match Ball and Official Kit & Leisurewear Supplier for the GuinnessPRO12.The top international stars of the Guinness PRO12 use the Rhino Vortex Elite Match Ball which was developed specifically for the Championship while the Referees’ Kit for the Guinness PRO12 is also provided by Rhino Rugby. To view the full range of Rhino Rugby products, including matchday replica balls, please visit rhino.direct

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