James Hilterbrand
Position Hooker
Date of birth 21 May 1989
Height 184cm
Weight 108kg


Well-travelled is how you’d describe Manly skipper James Hilterbrand, whose professional career has so far taken him to the Western Force, where he made his Super Rugby debut in 2013, before joining Edinburgh for two seasons, playing upwards of thirty Pro12 and European Challenge Cup games. He returned to Australia to link up with Manly and then the Rays for the 2015 NRC, but never played a game after heading back to Edinburgh as injury cover during the Rugby World Cup.

He headed to Port Elizabeth in late 2015 to join South Africa’s sixth Super Rugby side, only for the Eastern Province Union’s financial failure to force him back to Australia after not being paid for months. Adelaide born and bred, but eligible for Scotland and the United States, Hilterbrand made his Test debut for the Eagles in early 2016, and was called up for the Waratahs amid an injury crisis among their hookers, coming off the bench in Round 6 against the Melbourne Rebels.

NRC 2018 season

Points 0
Carries 16
Metres 40
Successful Tackles 24
Missed Tackles 8