James Hilterbrand

James Hilterbrand
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No. 480
Born May 21, 1989
Hometown Adelaide
PositionHooker (XV)
High School Brighton High School
Height 6'0"
Weight 247
Club Manly Rugby
Caps XV: 16
Previous Clubs
Western Force
Edinburgh
North Harbour Rays
Eastern Province Kings
Twitter  @jhilterbrand

James Hilterbrand was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, representing South Australia at the junior level for the u16s, u18s and u21s from 2004-2007.

In 2008, Hilterbrand joined Manly of the Shute Shield (2008-12) and continued to make on and off appearances with them, the Western Force of Super Rugby (2013) and Edinburgh of Guiness Pro12 (2014-15).

Moving to Sydney in 2007 he joined Manly of the Shute Shield for the 2008 season, starting for their Colts side and working his way up until he broke into the Grade I side in 2011. He became the regular starter at Hooker for Manly in 2012 and helped them to second position on the ladder before they were eliminated from the competition by Southern Districts in the preliminary final. He was also selected to represent a Sydney Anchors team against NSW Country.

In 2015, Hilterbrand had a short stint with the Kings in the South African Currie Cup before signing a contract with the New South Wales Waratahs and then rejoining Manly. The following year, the athlete made his international debut with the Men's Eagles against Canada at the 2016 Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) at the senior level.

From there, the well-experienced rugby star continued to make consistent appearances with the squad, helping the team cruise to a historic second consecutive ARC Championship in early 2018.


Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
04 Feb, 4:00 pmToyota FieldUruguayMen's Eagles
ARC
29 - 23
11 Feb, 6:00 pmDell DiamondBrazilMen's Eagles
ARC
51 - 3
18 Feb, 8:00 pmSwangard StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
51 - 34
25 Feb, 1:40 pmEstadio San Carlos de ApoquindoChileMen's Eagles
ARC
57 - 9
04 Mar, 3:10 pmCricket and Rugby ClubArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
27 - 27
10 Jun, 5:00 pmRed Bull ArenaIrelandMen's Eagles
EASS
19 - 55
17 Jun, 7:00 pmFifth Third Bank StadiumGeorgiaMen's Eagles
EASS
17 - 21
24 Jun, 3:00 pmTim Hortons FieldCanadaMen's Eagles
Rugby World Cup Qualifier
28 - 28
01 Jul, 6:00 pmTorero StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
Rugby World Cup Qualifier
52 - 16
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
06 Feb, 8:00 pmBBVA Compass StadiumArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
35 - 35
13 Feb, 7:00 pmDell DiamondCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
30 - 22
18 Jun, 9:00 pmAvaya StadiumItalyMen's Eagles
EASS
20 - 24
25 Jun, 10:00 pmBonney FieldRussiaMen's Eagles
EASS
25 - 0
04 Nov, 8:00 pmToyota ParkMāori All BlacksMen's Eagles
Rugby Weekend
7 - 54
12 Nov, 11:00 amStadionul Arcul de TriumfRomaniaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
10 - 23
19 Nov, 11:00 amEstadio AnoetaTongaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
17 - 20
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
03 Feb, 8:00 pmStubHub CenterArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
17 - 10
10 Feb, 6:00 pmPapa Murphy's ParkCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
29 - 10
17 Feb, 5:00 pmTitan StadiumChileMen's Eagles
ARC
45 - 13
09 Jun, 8:00 pmDick's Sporting Goods ParkRussiaMen's Eagles
EASS
62 - 13