Ronnie O’Sullivan gets his 2019 Crucible campaign under way today as he takes on the first amateur ever to compete at the Crucible James Cahill.

Cahill came through 3 brutal qualifying matches and now faces the toughest test of his career on snooker’s biggest stage.

Cahill told reporter Emma Maflin ” I have absolutely nothing to lose and yes I’ll be nervous but I’m on cloud 9 and i just want to soak it all up and enjoy the experience”.

It’s been 6 year’s since the Rocket last lifted the title and he will be looking to start strong as he is in the tougher half of the draw with a potentially mouth watering last 16 match against Stephen Maguire awaiting him if he can get past Cahill.