The final four matches of this year's Rugby World Cup will be shown live in 3D on giant screens and in cinemas throughout New Zealand.

Seven arenas and more than 20 cinemas will screen the final four matches. They include Vector Arena, Claudelands Events Centre, Te Rauparaha Arena Porirua, Wellington Town Hall, Canterbury Arena, Edgar Centre Dunedin, Regent Theatre Dunedin, as well as cinemas nationwide. Sixty thousand people are expected to buy tickets.

The 3D games will also be screened in cinemas around Australia, and negotiations are currently underway to broadcast 3D games into Kiwi homes, for people with 3D TVs.

3DLive spokesman Ronel Schodt of 3DLive, the official 3D broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2011, said fans would have the equivalent of a "moving front row seat".

Its like 40,000 new front row seats have just gone on sale, he added.