Born and raised in Christchurch along with younger brother Anton who would go on to become an All Black, Daniel attended Christchurch Boys' High School and played for the school´s first XV rugby team.
Lienert-Brown was a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team that participated in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France .
His next step was to become a member of the Crusaders Knights development team in 2014 while at the same time turning out for High School Old Boys in Canterbury's local club rugby competition.
He became a member of the Crusaders Knights development team in 2014 and received a call-up to the senior Crusaders side.
Lienert-Brown joined the Highlanders in 2015 and has since made 28 appearances scoring 2 tries in Super Rugby.
A full squad member for 2016, he featured in 14 games and scored 2 tries as the men from Dunedin were eliminated by the Lions at the semi-final stage.
Lienert-Brown played in all but one of the Highlanders Super Rugby matches taking his personal tally to 43 Super Rugby caps and 3 tries.
He also started in the Highlanders historic victory over the British and Irish Lions.
He was named in the Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup squad but sustained a neck injury in the opening round and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
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|2014 - present|
|2015 - present|
|Christchurch Boys High School
|New Zealand U20's
|2013 - 2013|
|2014 - 2014|