The 24-year-old is the first to admit he did not seize his chance in his four senior England appearances but he remains confident he can force his way back in from the cold.
He said: "With England, you have got to take your chances and I didn't take my chances when they came along.
"I had a couple dodgy tours to New Zealand and Australia - I also played 15 minutes against Samoa about four years ago at Twickenham - and that's been about it for me.
"I suffered the consequences but I feel a lot more positively about it especially after the Saxons tour I've had.
"I think two years ago I did get hung up about it and I did get stressed about it. I got a very upset about it and was always asking why I wasn't given a fair crack.
"But I realise now it's down to me to be consistent and play well for Wasps in order to be given another chance.
"I know (Saxons coach) Stuart Lancaster works very closely with Martin Johnson and that can only help me. He feeds back how everyone is doing and I had some positive feedback this year.
It's frustrating but all you can do is do is get back to your club and play well. That's my aim this year."