WORLD Snooker Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will headline this weekend’s eagerly anticipated Legends Cup competition.

Fresh from his incredible exploits in Sheffield last week, which saw ‘The Rocket’ lift the world title for the fifth time in his career against all odds, O’Sullivan has confirmed he will return to the baize for the special team event in Bedworth. Eight snooker legends will do battle at the Bedworth Civic Hall as an England and Northern Ireland team, captained by Dennis Taylor, takes on a Rest of the World side led by Cliff Thorburn in a three-day Ryder Cup style competition.

Once again Taylor will be joined by O’Sullivan, Jimmy White and this year six-time world champion Steve Davis joins his team.


While Thorburn has in his ranks Tony Drago, Australian Neil Robertson and Scotsman Stephen Hendry, who is determined not to end up on the losing side after missing out on the title last year.

John Virgo will host the event and will be joined by two of the most respected referees in the sport, Michaela Tabb and Jan Ver Haas.