Jacques O’Neill has been a busy man this previous week, sunning himself within the Love Island villa.
After being granted a launch by Castleford Tigers to ‘pursue different alternatives’, that chance was revealed within the form of ITV2’s Love Island final Sunday.
The 23-year-old made an entrance into the villa, sweeping Welsh marvel Paige off her toes earlier than his occupation as as rugby league participant was revealed.
In fact, that was a focus of 1 episode final week when one of many new ‘bombshells’ Jay got here in taunting Jacques by saying he ‘regarded small for a rugby participant.’
That prompted O’Neill to threaten the brand new Scottish boy to run at him and that he would ‘flatten’ him.
With that, it appears that evidently Google has gone into overdrive with individuals looking the phrases ‘Castleford’ and Castleford Tigers’.
The Yorkshire Put up has revealed that searches for ‘Castleford’ or Fort Ford have greater than doubled in search queries on-line, while searches for Tremendous League membership ‘Castleford Tigers’ have additionally skilled an unbelievable enhance.
Season ticket holder at Castleford Tigers, a trustee of Rugby League Cares and chair of Castleford Heritage Belief, Jane Walton, stated: “I welcome the inclusion of participant Jacques O’Neil on this season’s Love Island. Something that raises the profile of the world and the game in a optimistic approach is an efficient factor. I’d prefer to want Jacques all the perfect and hope he returns to taking part in for the Tigers subsequent season.”
In fact, O’Neill hinted on this system that he might return to rugby league as soon as his summer time hiatus on Love Island has completed.
Castleford, impressed by their newest arrival into the Love Island villa, delivered the information of Leeds Rhinos’ Alex Mellor making the transfer to the Jungle within the format designed on the ITV2 program, with a pink klaxon for a ‘bombshell’ while the information was delivered within the voice of Iain Stirling – the co-host of Love Island.
It’s a actually modern approach of getting the information throughout and one which underlines the media hurrah at present surrounding the Tigers and O’Neill.
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And, main rugby league agent Craig Harrison of Present Me The Cash UK believes rugby league ought to faucet into the good media consideration O’Neill is bringing the game as soon as the previous Castleford ahead will get out of the villa.
“One of many first issues you possibly can do when Jacques will get out of there, you possibly can get him doing the World Cup,” Harrison stated on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“Get him to come back out and check out get a brand new market, we have to get a roll on and get it out in all places.”