Ronnie O'Sullivan takes a tumble whilst trying out virtual reality snooker

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Virtual reality is one of the biggest technological trends in 2016 and various new technologies have allowed it to be used for advancements in sport.

Golf, NFL, and now snooker are but a few of the sports that it has reached, but not everyone seems to have got the hang of it just yet.

Whilst the headsets have seemed to be safe for NFL teams, using them to help quarterbacks study defences, it seems like the much more sedate and non-contact sport of snooker is actually more dangerous in the virtual realm. 


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As you can see in the video further down this article, five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan tried out some VR gear, but forgot that there wasn't actually a table for him to lean, taking a rather amusing tumble to the ground.

Clearly virtual reality snooker is much more dangerous than the game in real life.

The Rocket would surely be the perfect man to try out this technology, right? Evidently not, as the 40-year-old got so sucked in to what the head gear was showing him that he fell forward and ended up on his backside. 

The clip comes from his new show in which O'Sullivan travels around the US to seek out some of the world's most notorious pool sharks and hustle them at their own game. 

'Oh jesus, f****** hell,' exclaims O'Sullivan, as he lands rather ungraciously on the solid floor.

A minder asks him 'did you try and lean on a table?', to which O'Sullivan replies: 'Yeah, that is scary.'

The snooker legend took it all in good spirits and was soon up on his feet again to continue filming his American Hustle show.

The Rocket is arguably the most talented player ever to pick up a snooker cue, but those talents clearly do not translate to the world of virtual reality just yet.

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