Alex Goode confident that England can beat Australia on Saturday
Alex Goode has warned Australia that England have the ability to 'blow the best teams in the world out of the water'.
Last Updated: 11/11/12 4:34pm
Goode was named man of the match for a sparkling individual performance as England warmed up for Tests against the Wallabies, South Africa and New Zealand with a record 54-12 win against Fiji.
And with Australia reeling after a 33-6 thumping in Paris, Goode insists England are ready to pounce on the wounded Wallabies.
"We are trying to evolve," Goode said. "When Stuart Lancaster came in he laid the foundations and what a good Six Nations it, was built on hard work, defence, a kicking game and the set piece.
"Attack takes time for people to understand each others' roles, to get with the pattern but that is hopefully something we are really looking to push this autumn and test it against the best.
"We have tough teams coming against us. We have to make sure we are on the money and play well.
"There will be a big improvement for next week. If we play as well as we can do then we are good enough to blow teams out of the water."
As for next week's game against the Wallabies, Goode added: "It will be a different type of game. It will be tight against the Aussies.
"We will be tested a lot more but that is the challenge for everyone. We have to raise the intensity a lot more and in defence just make sure we smash them from minute one.
"There are bits to work on. There were some great chances created against Fiji but some opportunities went begging out there and there will be a big improvement for next week."
Goode made his England debut on the summer tour of South Africa and he retained the full-back jersey for the Fiji Test ahead of Mike Brown.
The competition is strong. Brown is enjoying a stellar season. He is a rock under the high ball, a strong counter-attacking runner and he possesses a siege-gun boot.
But Goode's ability to read the game as a fly-half from the full-back's position clearly appeals to Lancaster.
"What I try and bring to the party is organisation, to try and make the back line work a bit better if I can and today it went alright," Goode said.
"There were times when Toby Flood and I really created well together and linked well. In attack the performance was probably a seven or eight out of 10.
"Overall I was pretty happy. To be at home for my first game was a massive day for me and my family.
"Walking out and hearing the anthem was a real proud day for me. My mum and my girlfriend told me they were crying. I luckily kept the tears in!"