Manly Marlins stalwart James Hilterbrand will rack up 200 grade games when he runs onto Manly Oval for Saturday’s Shute Shield match against Hunter Wildfires.

In this podcast with the Beaches Champion, Hilterbrand reflects on rugby in Adelaide and the USA, an early fear of derbies with Warringah Rats and crying with his old man during the Star Spangled Banner. And why Sydney Uni’s loss was Manly Marlins’ gain.