Ex-Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill fuels rumours after being spotted at Super League ground for a second time following Love Island exit

If you search the name Jacques O’Neill into Google, almost 600,000,000 results come up.

That is the reality of starring in a popular TV show that is watched by millions around the globe.

Stardom now awaits O’Neill – who ditched rugby league side Castleford Tigers for the glitz and glamour of the Love Island villa two months ago – with over a million followers on Instagram ensuring that any promotional post will hit the £10,000 mark.

The 23-year-old has also signed up to The Social PR – the UK’s fastest growing Public Relations company – to be mentored with former Islander Scott Thomas which could see him become a millionaire.

Such a popular figure will always be given offers to appear on other reality shows, but O’Neill has turned down the offer of £60,000 to go on Celebs Go Dating, according to the Daily Mail.

And, when asked about a potential return to the Castleford Tigers, head coach Lee Radford did not see a potential deal for the rest of 2022.

“He’s just out there spending cash,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I spoke to him on Sunday, but it was just general chat really, a catch-up about the life of a superstar.

“We’ve not really spoke about him returning – he’s got an awful lot going on and I think what’s important is that he does everything while he can. I don’t know how long that will last.”

That being said, a deal may not come about at all if O’Neill’s Instagram profile is anything to go by – it now says ‘ex-professional rugby league player.’

However, O’Neill was once again spotted at the Jungle over the weekend with star forward Kenny Edwards managing to get a picture with the former Castleford man with his son, again fuelling speculation that the 23-year-old could still be hankering over a contract for 2023.

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