19 Aug 2011

SA customs confiscate fake World Cup jerseys

8:16 am on 19 August 2011

South African customs authorities have confiscated unofficial rugby jerseys worth 7 million dollars, ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

73,000 counterfeit jerseys were seized in Cleveland, east of Johannesburg, after a tip-off.

Most of the jerseys were branded with the Springboks logo, and they'd already been tagged for a leading sports shop at the normal price for authentic jerseys.