All Blacks: Midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown re-signs with New Zealand Rugby

Midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2023.
Midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2023. Photo credit: Getty

All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2023, recommitting to the All Blacks, and the Chiefs through to 2023. 

The 24-year-old has emerged as one of the top midfielders in the country and has already amassed 43 tests as well as 71 Super Rugby games.

"I love playing rugby in New Zealand," said Lienert-Brown. "The team environments I have been a part of are really special. 

"The challenge of the competition and team selection keeps me on my toes and drives me to be a better player and person. 

"It's that challenge I enjoy the most and for me there is no better place I want to be, to develop on and off the field."

Anton Lienert-Brown.
Anton Lienert-Brown. Photo credit: Photosport

Along with re-signing with NZR and the Chiefs, he's also recommitted to Waikato through to 2021.

Lienert-Brown burst onto the scene in 2014 where he made his Super Rugby and provincial debut. He became a regular starter for the Chiefs in 2016 and was called into the All Blacks squad later that year.

"Anton has been a standout for the All Blacks in recent years and we congratulate him on his decision to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby," said All Blacks coach Ian Foster. 

"For someone relatively young, he's been an outstanding and consistent player who I feel is getting better and better."