Ex-Castleford Tigers and Love Island star Jacques O’Neill returns to rugby league!

Ex-Castleford Tigers and Love Island star Jacques O’Neill is set to play for Cumbria in their international friendly with Jamaica.

That game is scheduled for October 7 with O’Neill included in a 21-man squad.

It would mark a stunning rugby league return for the former Castleford man who left the West Yorkshire club earlier in the year to head onto the ITV2 show.

Since exiting the show, O’Neill has accrued over 1.4 million Instagram followers and has signed a deal with The Social PR company, but rugby league has never been far away from his heart with repeated visits to Castleford towards the back end of the season.

Now, he could be set to play for his hometown county.

The bulk of the Cumbria squad hails from the county itself with nine from Barrow, six from Whitehaven and four from Workington Town.

Cumbria squad: Kyle Amor (St Helens), Luke Broadbent (Whitehaven), Andrew Bulman (Whitehaven), Brett Carter (Barrow Raiders), Jake Carter (Barrow Raiders), Luke Cresswell (Barrow Raiders), Jamie Doran (Workington Town), Conor Fitzsimmons (Workington Town), Ellis Gillam (Barrow Raiders), Sam Halsall (Wigan Warriors), Harvie Hill (Wigan Warriors), Tom Hopkins (Barrow Raiders), Ryan Johnson (Barrow Raiders), Liam McAvoy (Whitehaven), Gregg McNally (Rochdale Hornets), Jacques O’Neill (Unattached), Tee Ritson (Barrow Raiders), Connor Saunders (Barrow Raiders), Ryan Shaw (Barrow Raiders), Brad Singleton (Wigan Warriors), Perry Singleton (Whitehaven), Stevie Scholey (Workington Town), Curtis Teare (Whitehaven), Jordan Thomson (Workington Town), Brad Walker (Wakefield Trinity), Tom Walker (Whitehaven)

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