Canberra Stadium is in the mix to host two Wallabies Tests, although the first one will depend on how Victoria's emergence from lockdown continues.
The ACT government has held advanced discussions with Rugby Australia around the potential of not only hosting the second Test against France, but also the possibility of the Argentina Test in October as well.
Canberra Stadium was one of three venues considered as an alternative for the Wallabies-France game scheduled for Melbourne on July 13.
It's believed Newcastle and Townsville were also in the mix, as the Queensland government continued to search for content for their new stadium in the Far North outpost - they landed the State of Origin series opener with an $8.3 million payment to the NRL.
Rugby Australia was yet to make a call on whether to move the game or stick tight, with the Victorian government easing restrictions following their latest COVID-19 outbreak.
It's believed the preference was to keep the game in Melbourne, with tickets already on sale for the game and a contract between Rugby Australia and the Victorian government further complicating matters.
AFL games were expected to return to 20-30 per cent capacity this weekend, indicating the game could stay where it is with a final call expected some time this week.
But The Canberra Times can confirm the ACT was in the mix as an alternative if required.
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Canberra Stadium could also host the Wallabies' final Test of the Rugby Championship against Argentina on October 2 - if that game goes ahead.
Venues have yet to be allocated for either of the Wallabies-Argentina games planned for later in the year.
The ACT government didn't respond to The Canberra Times' request for comment.
Brumbies scrumhalf Ryan Lonergan, who's currently in Wallabies camp preparing for the series against France, was excited at the prospect of a Test in his home town if it was moved.
Both he and his brother Lachlan were staking their claims for their international debuts in the three-Test series, looking to become the first brothers to play for the Wallabies together since the Faingaas in 2011.
Ryan got his chance through an injury to NSW No.9 Jake Gordon, joining fellow Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White and Tate McDermott as playmaking options.
Lachlan's definitely an option to start in the first Test against France at the SCG on July 7.
"That'd be awesome. That's the first I've heard of it. I can't remember the last time there was a Test at GIO," Ryan said.
"I'm sure the Canberra community would get around it. It would be a pretty special moment for the Wallabies to get down there and play, and even better if one of us was involved."