Jason Momoa captured the spotlight on Sunday as he was having the time of his life at the Canada Sevens in Vancouver.
The “Aquaman” star was cheering on New Zealand as they defeated Argentina and England on the final day of the annual rugby sevens tournament. The cameras spotted Momoa, donned a classic All Blacks jersey, as he watched his team take fifth place in the series.
After the final match, which saw South Africa beat France 21-12 to win its first title of the season, the World Rugby Sevens cameras caught up with the former “Game of Thrones” actor to get his thoughts on the tournament.
“That was so epic, that was an amazing game” he said of the All Blacks 26-12 victory over England. “I’m super-happy. I bleed All Blacks. I’m just super happy the guys pulled it off.
“I’ve never seen the sevens before… It’s so great and fast-paced; I love it.”
The Hawaii-born movie star also talked about his love for the sport of rugby. “It’s the ultimate sport to me. There are no pads. Growing up in America we didn’t have it as much, I played more hockey. But then, when I went down and lived in Australia and New Zealand, it [became] my favourite.”
In an interview with NewsHub last year, Momoa spoke of his deep connection to New Zealand and how he felt like an honorary Kiwi.
“When I was a baby I saw pictures of New Zealand. I’ve been just pulled there and the moment I set foot there it was the only place on Earth I’ve felt that this is exactly where I’m from – not even Hawaii has done that for me – I’m so connected to Aotearoa, on a higher level. I know I’m from there.”
Momoa shared his love with the All Blacks after the game as he joined them in the dressing room to chat and take photos.