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Australia looking to extend record against France


Stephen Moore leads the Wallabies at the Captains run

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Article Published: Friday 6 June 2014


Australia's Wallabies will win their fifth consecutive win if they beat France on Saturday and if they do it will be their best winning streak in six seasons.

The Wallabies under Ewen McKenzie lost their first three Test matches - two against New Zealand and one against South Africa - before securing their first win under the new coach against Argentina.

McKenzie's Wallabies ended the Rugby Championship with a Bledisloe Cup loss to New Zealand and then opened their European tour with a loss to England.

However, they then beat Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and go into the first of a three Test series with many of their players enjoying great form in Super Rugby.

The French have named an under-strength team who will be aiming to beat Australia in Australia for the first time since 1990.

Victory for Australia in the opening Test will be the Wallabies ninth consecutive win over the French in Australia which is already their longest wining streak over the tourists.

Out of the last six matches between Australia and France home and away the Wallabies have won five but the last time the teams met France won 6-33 in France.

The Wallabies will be led by new captain Stephen Moore has been outspoken about he wants Australia to improve on their 3rd place international ranking before the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Moore said that a fifth win in a row is a "good short-term goal for the guys to aspire to."

 
 
Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
P W L D PF PA PD BP Ttl
1. New Zealand 4 3 0 1 105 51 54 2 16
2. South Africa 4 2 2 0 79 75 4 2 10
3. Australia 3 1 1 1 56 86 -30 0 6
4. Argentina 3 0 3 0 46 74 -28 2 2
                     
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