Established All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Anton-Lienert Brown committed his long-term future to New Zealand.
The 24-year-old has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and his the Chiefs through to 2023. He has also re-signed with his Waikato province through to 2021.
It's a key signing for the organisations, with Lienert-Brown making huge strides since breaking into the professional game in 2014, when 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. Still relatively young, he has already had an impressive career: 43 tests (24 starts) for the All Blacks, 71 Super Rugby games and 19 games for Waikato.
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"I love playing rugby in New Zealand. 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," Lienert-Brown said.
All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster said the best is still to come for Lienert-Brown.
"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," he said.
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