Senior All Blacks publicly backed Samoa's players over a dispute with the SRU and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
NEWS: George Ford will make his first Test start for England in Saturday's international against Samoa at Twickenham.
England coach Stuart Lancaster made three changes to his matchday squad to face Samoa on Saturday, as he looks to end a five-match losing streak.
Luther Burrell is in contention to face Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday, after being named in the group preparing for the Test.
Sharks CEO John Smit has confirmed the arrival of Samoan and former EP Kings wing Pat Perez to the Sharks.
Samoa's game with England may be in jeopardy again as the SRU continues to snub its players over grievances with their governance.
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