Crusaders snatch a draw with Sharks
May 4, 2019 5:00 am
The Crusaders’ second-string first-five Mitchell Hunt scored a converted try after the final hooter to snatch a 21-21 draw in their Super Rugby clash with South Africa’s Sharks in Christchurch.
The two-time defending champions had trailed for much of the match as five-eighth Curwin Bosch slotted seven penalties for the visitors, but they managed to pinch the draw as they hammered away at the try-line for the final few minutes.
Codie Taylor and Jack Goodhue also scored tries for the home side, who moved to 42 points and extended their lead at the top of the New Zealand conference over the Hurricanes (32), who host the Melbourne Rebels today.
The Sharks remained top of the South African conference as they moved to 28 points, but opened the door for the Bulls to overtake them with a bonus-point victory over the New South Wales Waratahs in Pretoria today.
In another match, Reds beat Sunwolves 32-26.