Hilder playing for the Knights in 2014.
|Full name||Matthew Hilder|
30 April 1982 |
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (14 st 13 lb)|
|Position||Lock, Hooker, Five-eighth|
Matt Hilder (born 30 April 1982) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer. He played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He primarily played lock, hooker and five-eighth.
Gold Coast Titans
After four seasons of first-grade with Cronulla, Hilder joined the Gold Coast Titans for their inaugural season, signing a 1-year contract starting in 2007. He was a regular in first-grade, but left the club at the end of the season.
In 2008, Hilder joined the Newcastle Knights.
In 2010, Hilder won the Knights' Player of the Year award for being one of the most hardworking and consistent players in the team.
On 6 September 2013, Hilder re-signed with the Knights on a 1-year contract.
A few days after re-signing, Hilder made a return to first-grade, after being used seldom by Knights coach Wayne Bennett since early 2012, returning in time to play all three of the Knights' finals games and scoring a try in his 100th Knights game and 200th NRL game against the Melbourne Storm. These would become his final few first-grade games of his career.
On 10 September 2006, Hilder threw a chair at a man during an argument, causing head injuries. Hilder was fined $1,000.
Hilder has three kids, two daughters, Indy and Eden and a son, Sony.
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