Ogier won both runnings of the Saturday evening superspecial to further stretch the advantage he had opened up during the day's second loop.
Latvala ended the leg despondent, convinced he had thrown away a big chance when he went onto the long Nambucca stage with soft tyres all round in expectation of rain that never materialised.
VW's one-two-three order was restored on the superspecial, as Andreas Mikkelsen went quick enough to repass Kris Meeke for third. The pair will begin the final day just 1.5s apart.
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Further back, Thierry Neuville did not lose much time on the superspecials from the car damage he sustained on the previous stage, and remains 6.6s ahead of Elfyn Evans in eighth.
Damage picked up by Robert Kubica on SS12 was more time-consuming as he limped through the superspecials in a very battered M-Sport Ford. He is still 10th, but now a minute behind Evans.
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