Rugby World Cup 2019: Fake All Blacks kit for sale on Chinese websites

Just two weeks after the All Blacks officially unveiled their new-look jersey for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, Chinese websites are already selling fake versions.

The latest All Blacks jersey pays homage to both Māori and Japanese cultures, along with the three world cups they've won in 1987, 2011 and 2015.

NZME reports however two Chinese websites - Mufasa Sports and Xiaochouya2,
had listed cheap knock-offs of the jersey for sale. 

Attempts by Newshub to access the Mufasa Sports website on Monday were unsuccessful, and it appears the 2019 All Blacks jersey was no longer available from Xiaochouya2.

But there are still many cheap knock-off  Rugby World Cup rugby jerseys listed on Xiaochouya2 - for teams such as Australia, Samoa, France, and Fiji.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Fake All Blacks kit for sale on Chinese websites
Photo credit: Screen grab/Xiaochouya2

The jerseys were listed for sale at US$14.63 (NZ$21.83) but the Australia jersey, for example, has a market value of NZ$168.72.

Newshub has contacted Xiaochouya2 for comment.

New Zealand's newest jersey - with the Rugby World Cup logo on the right side of the chest, can be purchased for $110 (replica) or $200 (high-performance).

The All Blacks will wear the jersey for the first time in their opening RWC2019 match against South Africa on September 21.


Watch the video above as the The AM Show speaks to Sonny Bill Williams and Aaron Smith about the new All Blacks jersey.