Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill absent from the initial Love Island line-up

It was a story that no one could quite believe when it was first announced.

But, Rugby League Live got quite the scoop when they announced that Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill would be heading into the Love Island villa for ITV2’s summer bonanza in June.

The 23-year-old, who has yet to make an appearance in the 2022 Super League season due to injury, is also a part-time model with the ITV2 show well known for its pathway to stardom.

That show is watched by millions each day as contestants try and find love and take home £50,000 at the end of the competition.

Aged just 23, O’Neill is in his fourth season with the Tigers’ first team after debuting in 2019 and has made 29 appearances in that time.

However, it appears as though O’Neill could be taking a different career turn, with his Castleford future unknown if he does go in the villa.

Despite that, the Castleford man was absent from the initial line-up of Love Island stars ready to head for the sunshine abroad.

Of course, contestants constantly come in and out so O’Neill will definitely not be ruled out of a place just yet as the rugby league fraternity looks eagerly on.

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