Hearn cap­tain

Sunday Star-Times - - SPORT -

Foot­ball: With one cap­tain in­jured and an­other retired, Amber Hearn says she’ll be get­ting the cap­tain’s arm­band against Ja­pan be­cause she is the old­est in the squad. While the 33-year-old, 124-cap vet­eran might have been a touch self-de­pri­cat­ing with that state­ment, her words did speak to a sense that she would only be fill­ing in af­ter cur­rent cap­tain Ali Ri­ley was forced out of to­day’s match in Welling­ton with a quad in­jury. ‘‘I think it’s just a lit­tle to­ken thing, Ali is al­ways go­ing to be the cap­tain, I’m just the old­est, so that’s how it goes.’’

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