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Anton Lienert-Brown signs New Zealand contract until next World Cup

Chiefs centre Anton Lienert-Brown has committed his future to New Zealand by signing a new contract until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Lienert-Brown made his Super Rugby debut as an 18-year-old in 2014 and was handed his first All Blacks cap two years later, with his number of Test appearances now standing at 43.

The 24-year-old will remain available for his country for the next three years after putting pen to paper on a new deal.

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

“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.”

All Blacks coach Ian Foster said: “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.

“For someone relatively young, he’s been an outstanding and consistent player who I feel is getting better and better. We look forward to seeing more of him this season and beyond.” News wire is powered by opta

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