Rugby New York will have Uruguay international Wilton Rebolo returning for the second year of his contract for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old plays all three front row positions and is 6’0″ and 265 lbs.
Wilton played 541 minutes in 13 matches, starting twice, and scored one try for New York in 2021. He returned to Uruguay prior to the season concluding to join the Brazil National Team for a South American Rugby World Cup 2023 qualifier test against Uruguay.
Wilton quickly made himself invaluable to New York in 2021, by his versatility in the front row, as well as his sense of humor, which proved an asset as a team member.
Wilton played for the Austin Herd during the 2020 pre-season, however, an injury derailed his inclusion for the Gilgroins during the truncated regular season.
Wilton José Murilo Rebolo or Nelson, as he is often called, was born in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil and played club rugby for São José, Band Saracens, the Bandeirantes Rugby Club, and Pasteur Athletique. He played for the Brazil National Team, the Tupis, in 33 matches, 25 as a starter in the front row at loosehead prop, tighthead prop, and at hooker.
He made his test debut against Germany at Blumenau on November 28, 2015, and his last of his 33 tests was against Uruguay on July 25, 2021.
Wilton attended the World Rugby Combine in Glendale, Colorado in October 2018 and played for the Rugby Americas Selects against the Glendale Raptors.