Chris Robshaw has admitted that it was tough for him to take being left out of the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer's tour of Australia.
The 26-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Of course it is tough. You think you are in with a good shout. I spoke to [Lions forwards coach] Graham Rowntree and he said I was close but that is not really a consolation, is it?
"Unfortunately, I didn't quite make it. Graham was very honest with me. He didn't try and sugar-coat things. It is a setback but it is about how you react.
"You have a little sulk but [Harlequins] are into a semi-final this weekend. It is about making sure we finish the season in the right way."
The Lions tour gets underway next month.