England v Samoa: Tourists rule out strike at Twickenham

Samoa players perform the Siva Tau ahead of their international rugby test match against Italy
Samoan players had threatened to boycott Saturday's match after accusing the Samoan Rugby Union of "incompetence"
Autumn international - England v Samoa
Date: Saturday 22 November Kick-off: 19:00 GMT Venue: Twickenham
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:20 GMT and full live text commentary online. Highlights on BBC Two on Sunday 23 November at 13:00 GMT.

Samoa will not be taking strike action at Saturday's autumn international against England at Twickenham.

The tourists had warned they would boycott the match after accusing the Samoan Rugby Union of "incompetence".

But on Monday the Samoa team manager Sami Leoti said: "there is no threat and the boycott has been cancelled. It's all been sorted."

Samoa's match with England is the last of their European tour, after a defeat to Italy and a win against Canada.

Leoti added: "The players met with the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the players' association and as a result of those discussions the boycott was called off.

"Now the idea is to keep the camp tight and focus on the game."

The match was put in doubt when the Samoan players contacted the IRB last month to voice their concerns about the administration of their national association.

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