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Wallabies look to extend winning streak to 5 matches in 1st test over France

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BRISBANE, Australia - Australia will be looking for its fifth consecutive win — and its best winning streak in six seasons — when it plays France on Saturday in the first of three tests.

New captain Stephen Moore will lead Australia in its first match of the year against an under-strength French team trying to beat the Wallabies in Australia for the first time since 1990.

Australia won four in a row at the end of last season.

Moore has been outspoken about his desire to improve from No. 3 to No. 1 heading into next year's World Cup and says a fifth win in a row is a "good short-term goal for the guys to aspire to."

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