Australia 1986-93: 23 Tests - 6t (24 pts)
Queensland 1984-93: 25 games - 7t (28 pts)
Parramatta Eels 1987-88: 28 games - 6t (24 pts)
Gold Coast Giants 1989: 10 games (0 pts)
Wests Magpies 1990-92: 39 games - 8t (32 pts)
Illawarra Steelers 1993: 20 games - 4t (16 pts)
Oldham 1994: ? games - ?t (?pts)
Lindner played lock with South Brisbane Magpies (1983-84) and Wynnum-Manly Seagulls (1985-86) before representing Australia on the 1986 Kangaroo Tour. He played in all six Tests (Papua New Guinea, Great Britain and France).
Lindner played at Parrmatta (as a much-anticipated replacement for Ray Price) and at the Gold Coast but both stays were short-lived.
A broken leg in a State of Origin match in 1989 ruled Lindner out of the New Zealand tour. However after joining a young Wests side, he was named man-of-the-match in the third match of the 1990 State of Origin series and selected for that year's Kangaroo tour.
Lindner suffered another broken leg injury in 1991 but made a great recovery before breaking the leg again while playing against New Zealand. 1992 saw him named man-of-the-match in the second game of the State of Origin series and taking on the visiting Great Britain side, pushing his Test tally to 19, before playing in the World Cup final win.
Wests' salary cap problems saw him join his fourth premiership club, Illawarra, in 1993 but after playing for Australia (against New Zealand) and Queensland (an emotional try-scoring performance in the Maroons' 24-12 win), he announced his intention to leave Australia and play abroad. Linder's player agent, the successful Sydney businessman Michael Saad, received many offeres and the following year Lindner would play in England.
Lindner then returned to Australia and linked with the short-lived South Queensland Crushers where he was originally recruited as a player but hung up his boots to replace Bill Gardner as club coach in 1995-96. He stood down as coach in 1997, the Crusher’s final year in the Australian Rugby League premiership.
In the year 2000 Lindner was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia's international standing in rugby league.