I understand John Key wanting to align himself with the All Blacks at every chance but wonder if it is their "winners" label he sees rather than any alignment with their values. Their success seems to have been formed on building a strong team ethos, leadership that allows everyone to contribute and the ability to adapt when things are changing. You also get the sense they are trying to do the right thing off the field, even when it's difficult. Not quite the behaviours we have come to see from those who lead us currently.
Here's hoping we see the political alignment moves from handshaking photo ops to thinking about the underlying reasons this team has done so well both on the field and off.