Super Rugby 2019: Mitchell Hunt secures come from behind draw for Crusaders

Mitchell Hunt has come to the rescue late in the match for the Crusaders as they come from behind to salvage a 21-21 draw with the Sharks in Christchurch.

The youngster who started in place of All Black Richie Mo'unga scored a last-second try and kicked the conversion to secure the draw.

Kieran Read led the Crusaders onto the pitch as he became just the fourth player to represent the Crusaders 150 times joining Wyatt Crockett, Andy Ellis and Corey Flynn to do so.

The Sharks started the match off on the front foot taking a 3-0 lead after nine minutes.

But the Crusaders hit back almost immediately, Braydon Ennor starting the attack with hooker Codie Taylor putting the ball down against the base of the post to score the opening try for the match.

Handling errors cost both sides with the hosts giving away six penalties in the first half, the Sharks cashing in on three of them taking a 9-7 lead.

The nine-time champions blew a golden chance at the end of the first half to take the lead into the sheds, opting to kick to touch which resulted in a knock on.

The home side continued to give away penalties and the Sharks kept kicking penalties in the second half - seven in total as the Sharks went tryless for the match.

Despite the errors, the Crusaders spent a lot of time in the Sharks 22 metre line, the champions showed patience scoring their second try as Kieran Read found Jack Goodhue under the post.

The hosts looked average for most of the match but were at their devastating best towards the end of the second half.

With time up on the clock and seven points needed the Crusaders threatened the Sharks line a number of times that was until the 23-year-old went through the line of the Sharks who had defended dozens of tackles at the death.

Hunt then kicked the conversion to seal the comeback and secure a point for the Crusaders.