Harris – who replaces John Dixon as Wales boss – says his players are looking to put that heavy defeat behind them.
“Last year was very disappointing and I think that did a lot of damage to Welsh rugby league,” said Harris. “We’re going to try and repair a little bit of that and conduct ourselves in the right way this week.
“We’re not going to say it’s going to be easy. England are an extremely good side. They’ve got elite players all over the field.
“But it’s a challenge for us and that’s what sport’s all about, challenging yourself. The guys are looking forward to it.”