RONNIE O'SULLIVAN will be in action today at the York Barbican when he takes on Robbie Williams in snooker's UK Championship.

World number three O'Sullivan and world number 68 Williams square up at 1pm with a place in the third round at stake.

O'Sullivan defeated Michael White 6-3 in the first round, winning the first two frames without allowing White to get on the scoreboard.

White battled back to 3-3 but O'Sullivan showed his class to finish the job in the final three frames.

Williams lost his first set against Nigel Bond but fought back for a 6-4 win.

Meanwhile, world number one Mark Selby will be in action against Hossein Vafaei over the weekend in York, as well as the likes of John Higgins, Mark Williams, Kyren Wilson and Ding Junhui will all be in action over the weekend.