Hildebrand, 27, is returning to MLR after taking a year’s sabbatical from the professional game to focus on rest, recovery, and furthering his studies. The native of Nanaimo, B.C., had previously spent the 2021 season with the Houston SaberCats.
The six-foot-one, 240-pound forward featured in 12 matches (four starts) over his tenure with the SaberCats, producing 134 carry metres on 27 carries, 33 tackles (91.7% completion) and 68 ruck arrivals.
Prior to joining MLR, Hildebrand gained experience with high-level sides abroad, suiting up for New Zealand’s College Rifles on the Auckland club circuit, as well as for the Limerick-based club Garryowen in the All-Ireland League.
Hildebrand is a graduate of both the British Columbia Bears senior men’s provincial program and the Pacific Pride national development academy, and played his grassroots rugby with Burnaby Lake.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2022
|Hometown||Nanaimo, British Columbia|
|Grassroots Club||Burnaby Lake|