Rugby: The story behind Jason Momoa's All Blacks jersey

Jason Momoa wasn't sporting just any All Blacks jersey at the Vancouver Sevens this week.

On Monday, the Aquaman star sent the rugby world into a frenzy with his sideline appearance, boisterously supporting New Zealand.

A unique story surrounds the retro ABs jersey Momoa wore with pride.

According to, the jersey was a gift from former Canadian test captain Glenn Ennis.

“It was a gift from my stuntman, Glenn Ennis, about 15 years ago, when I was on Stargate Atlantis," Momoa said.

"He was captain for Canada and played against the All Blacks at the 1991 Rugby World Cup, where he traded jerseys with the legendary Zinzan Brooke."

The Hawaiian-born Hollywood heavyweight said it was one of the 'greatest' gifts he had ever received and it always travelled with him.

The game in question saw the All Blacks repel a gutsy Canadian side 29-13 in a wet quarter-final at the Stadium Lille-Metropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq.

Brooke scored one of the All Blacks' five tries that night, before swapping jerseys with his opposite.

Momoa has an intense love of rugby that developed during time living in New Zealand and Australia.

"I bleed All Blacks. Rugby is 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's my favourite sport."