senior statesman

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Tuohy, is the senior statesman amongst the Irish trio, with 76 senior matches to his name, and said after the experience of playing with his compatriots "a dream come true" despite the result.
Karunanidhi was a senior statesman, the Chief Minister should offer the best seating arrangement to aid him attend the winter session of the Assembly.
Centre-back Collins, 30, is the senior statesman and is ably backed-up by bright young things Bob Harris, Jamie Murphy, Ryan Flynn, Stefan Scougall and Stephen McGinn.
GETHIN JENKINS v NICOLAS MAS Prop Jenkins, the senior statesman of Wales' pack with 102 Test appearances, knows the forwards must turn up this evening following a painful no-show in Dublin 12 days ago against a dominant Irish eight.
OSPREYS outside-half Sam Davies is happy to bide his time as he continues his recovery from junior star to senior statesman.
He as a senior statesman took the cause as of leading Aids campaign before finally retiring from public life in 2004.
Two favorite targets of Colin McDowell, the senior statesman of the fashion media, a former writer for The Sunday Times of London and an occasional critic of critics in his opinion column on the Business of Fashion blog, are people who do not know what they are talking about and people who know so much that no one else knows what they are talking about.
And despite being only 23, his longevity at the club has made him one of the senior statesman and prompted him to be increasingly vociferous.
The stopper has been at Fir Park for six years but as McCall put his players through their pre-season paces near Benidorm yesterday, he admitted it's only now he feels a senior statesman in the squad.
Trott has a similarly high regard for Cook, 12 years Giles' junior but a senior statesman already for England.
Trott has a similarly high regard for Cook, 12 years Giles' junior, but a senior statesman already for England.
Serbian senior statesman Aleksandar Kolarov has warned Scotland his boys are becoming men.

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