Warren Gatland has admitted that Garry Ringrose was unlucky not to be picked for the British and Irish Lions.
The Leinster centre wasn't included in the original squad.
However, Lions head coach Gatland has hinted that Ringrose could be included on the standby list, in case of injuries.
The Kiwi is yet to reveal his standby list, but says it will be named soon.
"We're waiting for the club games to finish before we formalise a reserve list," Gatland told RTE Sport.
"For some positions, we've spoken about one or two players.
“We'll let the players know they're on standby and we'll let their unions know, but we won't publish a list.
"The reason we won't publish a list is because we may want to change our minds - we don't want to back ourselves into a corner with a player who is right at the moment but maybe isn't later on.
"The best example of a player who was unlucky not to be picked in the original squad is Garry Ringrose, but if in the last week the weather forecast says it will be pelting it down, it could be that someone else comes in instead of him.
"In our minds we have players who we will notify for standby, but we also have to be flexible."
The squad head to New Zealand in two weeks, with the first test against the All Blacks on June 24th.