Hollywood star Jason Momoa lost his shit after Tana Umaga gifted him a vintage, game-worn All Blacks jersey - the only appropriate reaction to such an honour.
Momoa posted the meeting and exchanging of gifts - Tana was given a hoodie from the ‘Aquaman’ star’s new collection - to his Instagram, where he showered the All-Black legend with respect in the caption.
“Breakfast with a legend,” it reads. “Truly one of my heroes. I look up to this beautiful man. So thankful for his gift”.
Tana kept it humble during the interaction, his calmness contrasting Momoa’s excitement.
“Now that we’re exchanging things,” Tana said. “I’ve got an old jersey of mine that has been sitting around. I've seen you’ve got a black so I thought I’ll give you a white one”
From Tana’s personal collection, the jersey was worn in the year 2000. It’s hard to tell exactly what game it's from but All Blacks vs Scotland at Eden Park in July of that year is a good shout.
Tana was playing in the white #14 jersey that day, scoring a try as the ABs went on to win 48 - 14. Owning a jersey the one and only Tana Umaga scored a try in is not behd at all.
Momoa seems to be in a gift-giving mood as he gave another All-Black a bunch of stuff just the other day. Prop Ofa Tuʻungafasi was the recipient of a hoodie, undies and a quick dry towel - it reminds me of Christmas gifts from the weird side of the family.
“So thankful for our friendship,” Momoa said in an Instagram post. “I love spoiling my friends - so much to come. Mahalo”.
Earlier this year Momoa made headlines with even more All Blacks. He and some All Black legends may have birthed the dream bar booth lineup as they chopped it up and tried Momoa's new vodka.
In another life Momoa was undoubtedly an AB himself, look at the fella.