Mitch Hunt, a product of Nelson College, moved north to study engineering at the University of Auckland where he was selected, alongside current All Blacks Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown and George Bridge for the NZ U20 World Championship team which won the title in Italy. He made his debut for the Auckland ITM Cup team in the same year. In 2016 he was selected in the Crusaders squad and shifted back to the Tasman region for the Mitre 10 Cup that season.
In search of more game time, he moved south to the Highlanders in 2020. Hunt had a very strong 2021 Super Rugby season where he was named the Highlanders Most Valuable Player.
Establishing himself as a leader within the team, Mitch will continue to build on his recent performances in the hope of higher honors.