Warren Gatland and his Lions fellow coaches watched the two European Challenge Cup semi-finals, just days ahead of the official squad announcement.
However, these five players probably didn’t do quite enough to earn themselves a place in the British & Irish Lions squad.
#1. Sam Underhill (England)
The England flanker has not been at his world-class best for Bath this season and sadly that was the case against Montpellier. With Warren Gatland in the stands, Underhill might just have played his way out of touring with the Lions this summer. Lacking his usual dynamism.