Qantas staff forced to wear All Black

4:34 pm on 2 November 2015

Staff on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Auckland have followed through on a deal to wear black jerseys if Australia failed to win the Rugby World Cup.

The crew on the Sydney-to-Auckland flight wearing All Blacks gear after Australia lost to New Zealand in the RWC 2015 final.

Fair's fair: The Qantas crew poses for a photograph in All Blacks gear after losing the bet over the final to Air New Zealand. Photo: Qantas

The All Blacks beat Australia 34-17 on Sunday to become the first team to retain the Webb Ellis Cup and the first to win it three times.

The Australian airline had made a wager with Air New Zealand that, whoever's team won the final, crew members from the other airline would have to wear the winning side's jerseys.

Air New Zealand crew members hand over All Blacks gear to Qantas at Sydney Airport after the Australian airline lost a wager over the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Air New Zealand crew members hand over the gear at Sydney Airport. Photo: Qantas

Pilots on a Sydney-to-Auckland flight wearing All Blacks gear after Australia lost to New Zealand in the RWC 2015 final - and Qantas lost a bet to Air New Zealand.

The two pilots on the flight were also required to wear the black kit. Photo: Qantas

Qantas spokesperson Tom Woodward said yesterday that Air New Zealand would hand over the jerseys to Qantas at Sydney Airport in a ceremony before the flight, and that an onboard announcement would also be made acknowledging New Zealand's win.

Photos posted by Qantas to Facebook today showed crew members, including the midday flight's two pilots, dressed in All Blacks-branded gear.

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