Samoan players are disputing the claims of their prime minister that a dispute with their national rugby union has been resolved.
England pulled away from Samoa in the second half to record a scrappy 28-9 victory at Twickenham on Saturday.
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the side had been "beating themselves up" ahead of Saturday's clash against Samoa.
The sideshows have unfortunately overshadowed the build-up to what should be an intriguing match between England and Samoa.
Samoa's Census Johnston is set to win his 50th international cap this weekend after being named in the side to play England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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.
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