Ravenhill may host a full Ireland international for the first time in 50 years prior to next year's World Cup.
Ravenhill could host an Ireland international
The home of Ulster rugby is in the running to stage a World Cup warm-up game, with Italy expected to be the likely opposition in August 2007.
A spokesman for the IRFU said other venues, including Thomond Park, were also being considered for the match and a decision was likely within weeks.
The last Ireland match at Ravenhill was against Scotland in the 1953-54 season.