James Hilterbrand

James Hilterbrand
Eagle No.480
Born May 21, 1989
Hometown Adelaide, AUS au
High SchoolBrighton High School
Height 6'0"
Weight 247
Club Manly Rugby (AUS)
Caps XV: 7
Previous Clubs
Western Force
Edinburgh
North Harbour Rays
Eastern Province Kings
Twitter @jhilterbrand

James Hilterbrand was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, and played for South Australia at junior rugby level. He represented them at Under-16 level in 2004 and 2005, at Under-18 level in the Australian Schools Championship Division II in 2005 and 2006, and at Under-21 level in 2007.

Hilterbrand moved to Sydney in 2007, and joined Manly of the Shute Shield for the 2008 season. Starting for their Colts side in 2008, Hilterbrand worked his way up until he broke into their 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 2013, Hilterbrand joined Western Force on an Extended Playing Squad contract for the 2013 Super Rugby season and made his Super Rugby Debut one week later. At season's end, Hilterbrand returned to Sydney to make four more appearances for Manly before signing a two-year contract with Edinburgh of the Guinness Pro12. At the end of the 2014-15 season Hilterbrand returned to Manly with 23 appearances in Guinness Pro12 under his belt.

In 2015, Hilterbrand joined the Kings in the South African Currie Cup before returning to Australia to rejoin Manly.

It was in 2016 that Hilterbrand made his Men's Eagles debut, coming in as a substitute in a Americas Rugby Championship win against Canada at Dell Diamond.

Hilterbrand signed a contract with the Waratahs of Super Rugby in 2016.

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
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
Summer Series
20 - 24
25 Jun, 10:00 pmBonney FieldRussiaMen's Eagles
Summer Series
25 - 0
04 Nov, 8:00 pmToyota ParkMaori 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