Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Friday, 19 August 2011 14:14    PDF Print Write e-mail
Conan and Rugby
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The new Conan in Conan the Barbarian looks like a rugby player, and is indeed a big fan. The 6-5, 225 lb Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii.

The guy who also plays warlord Khal Drogo in HBO's Game of Thrones says he turned down a soccer scholarship because he wanted to climb mountains and snowboard.

Momoa's great uncle, Buffalo Keaulana, is one of surfing's living legends. His uncle, Brian Keaulana, worked ona surfing movie that attracted Momoa back to Hawaii. 

He surfs, has been ice climbing in Canada, Tibet, Japan, China, Italy and France. He lived in Australia for several years, and became an ardent fan of the All Blacks, and even flew to Ireland just to see them play.

So not a rugby player, just a fan ... but maybe nobody's asked ...