Wells: England ready to build for RWC
England open their five-match trip against the Australian Barbarians in Perth on Tuesday night before tackling the first of two Tests against the Wallabies. Australia's 1999 World Cup-winning coach Rod Macqueen has backed England to triumph over a Wallaby side shorn of key players.
Wells knows England will have to improve on their RBS 6 Nations performances if they are to stand a chance. "This is a good bunch of guys who want to come out here and beat Australia," said Wells.
"They are not just happy to be on the plane and if we can keep pushing that attitude all the way through the tour we can give the Aussies a good game.
"Some of the performances England had in the Six Nations were very questionable. There were also some really good performances and parts within games that were very good.
"Ultimately, we weren't quite good enough. We were better than France on the day but they still had the wherewithal to win that game.
"That is the margin that exists at this level.
"Our first priority is to get good performances. If we do that we will be there or thereabouts in terms of the result. It is that close."