Anton Lienert-Brown

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Anton Lienert-Brown
Anton Lienert-Brown August 2017.jpg
Lienert-Brown playing for NZ against Australia, August 2017
Date of birth (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb; 15 st 2 lb)
School Christchurch Boys' High School
Notable relative(s) Daniel Lienert-Brown (brother) Amelia Brown (sister)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
New Zealand No. 1153
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Waikato 19 (10)
Correct as of 16 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Chiefs 22 (5)
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016– New Zealand 22 (25)
Correct as of 25 November 2017

Anton Lienert-Brown (born 15 April 1995) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a second five-eighth or Centre for the Chiefs in Super Rugby,[1][2][3] and Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup.[4] He made his debut for the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 2016.


Lienert-Brown began his career in Christchurch, where he caught the eye with some excellent performances for Christchurch Boys' High School in the 2012 South Island finals. This began a rapid ascent for the young second five-eighth who was in line to be part of the Waikato squad for the 2013 ITM Cup until a shoulder operation that required surgery ruled him out.[1] Nonetheless 2012 and 2013 Super Rugby champions the Chiefs included him in their 2014 squad as part of the franchise's wider training group.[2]

He made his Super Rugby debut on 29 March 2014 in a 34–34 draw against the Bulls in Pretoria. Starting the game in an unfamiliar role on the wing, he was replaced by Tim Nanai-Williams in the 51st minute.[5][6]

Lienert-Brown was called into the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad for the injured Sonny Bill Williams, making his debut in the starting line up against Australia in Wellington on 27 August 2016.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Anton Lienert-Brown Chiefs Player Profile". Chiefs. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "NZ Super Rugby franchises name 2014 squads". Super XV. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Anton Lienert-Brown Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Anton Lienert-Brown Waikato Player Profile". Waikato Rugby. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vodacom Bulls vs Chiefs 29 March 2014 Match Breakdown". SA Rugby. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Teen set for his Chiefs debut on massive stage". Waikato Times. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "10 things you need to know about new All Black Anton Lienert-Brown". NZ Herald. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Anton Lienert-Brown". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 April 2016.