Former Love Island contestant Jacques O’Neill has been invited back to the rugby league.
umbria contacted former Barrow-born Castleford prostitute, who dropped out of the game earlier this year to star in the ITV2 reality show but left after 37 days, citing mental health.
Castleford kept the 23-year-old’s registration intact but he was given the opportunity to represent his district against Jamaica in the World Cup warm-up match at Workington on October 7.
Cumbria coach Paul Crarey told BBC Radio Cumbria: “Jacques is definitely a Cumbrian and he would be an option if he wants to compete.
“He will probably bring people to watch and raise the profile of Cumbrian rugby.”
O’Neill joined the most recent Love Island series as a “bomb” and quickly paired up with Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne.
Their relationship became strained after it was revealed that he kissed Cheyanne Kerr while Thorne was away at rival Casa Amor’s mansion.
He spent days trying to win her back before announcing that he was leaving the villa because he needed to “get back to himself”.
Before deciding to leave the show, O’Neill nearly had a physical argument with Adam Collard, who wanted to go after Thorne.
Thorne then paired up with Collard and they placed fifth in the dating series.
After leaving the villa, O’Neill talked about being diagnosed with ADHD and also confirmed he had started therapy.
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However, he was also accused by contestant Remi Lambert of bullying while in the villa, and he later apologized if his actions were “offensive”.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/love-islander-jacques-oneill-offered-way-back-into-rugby-league-42003622.html Love Islander Jacques O’Neill offers to return to rugby league