England head coach Eddie Jones said Owen Farrell is still learning to become a better leader after his captaincy came in for criticism during the Guinness Six Nations.

England, who lost 40-24 to Wales at the end of last month, are fourth in the standings with six points from three games.

"Owen is still learning to be a good captain," Jones told the BBC.

"It is a hard art and you have got to keep developing. Every experience he has will make him a better captain.

"He can improve in the way he speaks to the referee, he can improve in the way he leads the team. But we are all open to that sort of scrutiny."

England are due to host France at Twickenham on Saturday.

Discipline has been a major issue for England with the team conceding a ruinous average of 13.6 penalties per game with the collapse at the Principality Stadium the nadir. Maro Itoje alone conceded five.

Jones believes it is his players' desire to make an impact that is incurring the wrath of referees.

"No one goes out there and tries to give away penalties. Everyone is working hard but sometimes players just over-exert in certain areas," Jones said.

"Those players we'll have a quiet chat to and they've been reflecting on it. I've had at least three or four players ring me during the week to talk about how they need to tend to their errors. That's the great honesty of this team. We'll keep working on that.

"A number of the penalties have been because the players are trying too hard. That's something that only an individual player can fix, that ability to be in the moment and do the right thing at that particular moment.

"Sometimes it's because players can't get what they want in areas they're usually good at. People use discipline as an over-arching term but it's generally a by-product of something else in the game.

"Sometimes it's the pressure the opposition put on you. Sometimes it's the pressure the player puts on themselves to try and find a way to get into the game. So there are myriad reasons for it and we can't sort it out with one stroke of the pen.

"But we're working through it and I know this team is very honest and really wants to solve it. We will solve it and we'll be better in the next game."