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    The Wallabies have lifted to third on the world rugby rankings - but just how real that improvement is will be proven on the fields of Europe next month

    The Wallabies have lifted to third on the world rugby rankings - but just how real that improvement is will be proven on the fields of Europe next month


    Despite the early loss of fullback Reece Hodge, Australia overcame stubborn resistance from Japan to make a winning start to their 2021 spring tour.

    The 32 - 23 win over the Brave Blossoms in Oita means the Wallabies have won five straight Tests for the first time since the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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     Other Rugby News
     05 Dec: Alice Robinson's co-coach rates the Super G the hardest discipline to master on the World Cup ski circuit
     05 Dec: Australia have won the latest round of the women's World Sevens series in Dubai, beating Fiji 15-5 in the final
     04 Dec: Injuries and Covid-19 cases will see a patched-up Breakers limp into their opening game of the Australian NBL season tonight
     04 Dec: Despite looming uncertainty, national women's basketball coach Guy Molloy hopes things will be less hamstrung by Covid next year
     04 Dec: Guy Molloy's trumpeting his new coaching role at the NBL's Wellington Saints, which will enhance his commitment to the national women's team
     03 Dec: Disappointment for New Zealand snowboarders Cool Wakushima and Tiaan Collins in their opening World Cup events of the season in Steamboat Colorado
     03 Dec: Wallabies pivot Quade Cooper will take his Australian citizenship test today, finally allowing him to officially call his adopted home
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     Today's News

    Health & Safety:
    Doctors push for children over five to be vaccinated before WA's hard border comes down 19:43

    Christchurch:
    Police have been at the scene of a serious crash on the Christchurch Southern Motorway in Rolleston 18:53

    Living & Travel:
    Alice Robinson's co-coach rates the Super G the hardest discipline to master on the World Cup ski circuit 18:33

    Politics:
    The National Party hopes to court voters lost at the last election 18:03

    Basketball:
    Breakers coach Dan Shamir is urging fans not to read too much into a heavy opening defeat to start the Australian basketball league 17:43

    Business:
    Emergency management is keeping a close eye on South Westland as heavy rain continues to fall across the area 17:33

    Motoring:
    State Highway 5 has been closed at Wairakei, in the Taupo District, following a serious crash near Palmer Mill Road 16:53

    Motorsports:
    Jamie Whincup has been inducted into the Supercars Hall of Fame before the start of the Bathurst 1000 16:13

    Accident and Emergency:
    Parts of a main highway running through the West Coast has been closed - as heavy rain slams the region 16:03

    Law and Order:
    Some west Aucklanders are upset that a notification they received on Thursday from Auckland Transport saying bus passengers could now enter by the front door is apparently being ignored by some operators or drivers 14:53


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