26 Oct 2015

Puts it all in perspective ...

12:13 pm on 26 October 2015

Do political leaders really compare to sporting ones?

Depends on your perspective - as the photo below of Prime Minister John Key and All Black lock Sam Whitelock suggests.

John Key congratulating Sam Whitelock.

John Key congratulating Sam Whitelock. Photo: Twitter

The Prime Minister and his wife Bronagh were at Twickenham in London as the All Blacks edged South Africa 20-18 in their Rugby World Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Key appeared in the All Blacks' dressing room post-match to offer his congratulations and get caught in a few snaps - something many PMs have indulged in over the years.

Whitelock is 2.03 metres tall compared to Key's 1.75m; one looks slightly nervous and the other as if a post-match snack is the offering.

All Black No.8 Kieran Read, next to the great helmsman Richie McCaw, appears to find it all quite humourous.

Politics, rugby - they're both brutal games in the end.