Watch the Six Nations – in 3D

That ball's coming right for us! No need to duck though – it's just the latest attempt at 3D TV for the masses.On 8 March, the BBC will be makin

That ball's coming right for us! No need to duck though – it's just the latest attempt at 3D TV for the masses.

On 8 March, the BBC will be making the first ever 3D transmission of an international sporting event in full HD.

The invited audience, wearing 3D specs, will get to see Scotland take on England live on a big screen at the Riverside Studios in West London.

Alongside the usual array of cams for our home enjoyment, the Beeb'll have three 3D rigs: one to capture high-up, wide shots, and two at pitch-level.

It's hoping the experiment could lead to full-scale public 3D screenings of big events to give people the closest experience to actually being there. Sounds perfect for the Olympics – although the javelin could get a bit hairy.

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