Jacques O'Neill - Bio, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Salary, Family, Height
Jacques O'Neill is an English professional rugby league footballer as well as a TV personality. He played as a hooker or loose forward for the Castleford Tigers in the Betfred Super League. On 1st March 2019, he made his Super League début for Castleford against Hull Kingston Rovers. On 10th June 2022, Castleford announced that O'Neill had been released from his contract "to allow him to pursue another opportunity" of appearing on the ITV reality show Love Island. He became a contestant on the eighth series of Love Island in 2022 and left the villa on Day 37. Previously, he played for the Leigh Centurions and Halifax in the Betfred Championship on loan and dual registration from Castleford.
After leaving the Love Island show, he resumes his rugby league career with Castleford Tigers. He could return to rugby league following his decision to quit the ITV reality show Love Island. He was released from his contract with the Super League side Castleford Tigers last month to allow him to go on the show. However, the club confirmed they have the first option to re-sign the 23-year-old next year "should he wish to return to rugby league". In a statement before entering the villa, the club said: "Castleford Tigers can confirm that the club has agreed to release Jacques O'Neill from his contract to allow him to pursue another opportunity. The Tigers have the first option to sign O'Neill back next year should he wish to return to rugby league."
Jacques O'Neill starred in a graphic sex tape before entering the Loe Island villa
LOVE Island star Gemma Owen’s ex-boyfriend Jacques O’Neill starred in a lurid sex tape, The Sun can reveal. Gemma and the rugby league star dated for eight months and she is understood to have introduced him to her former England footballer dad Michael. Shocking footage has emerged of Jacques sleeping with a girl during a wild house party. He bedded her after a boozy night out in his home town and footage of an explicit sex act ended up being posted online by dozens of people. Sharing sex tapes and revenge porn is illegal. A source said: “It must be shocking news for Gemma. They spent a lot of time together in lockdown and she regarded him as a proper boyfriend. He even met her dad. “It’s certainly not the sort of act you’d ever see happening in the villa. As soon as he appeared on the show it was the talk of the town again. “Jacques will be embarrassed to have been involved in it. It was clearly something that happened in the heat of the moment. It’s definitely something he wouldn’t find himself involved in again.”
What is Jacques O'Neill Famous For?
- Being a rugby league footballer.
- Being a contestant on the eighth series of Love Island.
Where is Jacques O'Neill From?
Jacques O'Neill was born on 8th May 1999 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. His nationality is British and his ethnicity is British-White. His religion is Christian. He played junior rugby league for Askam ARLFC before being signed to the Castleford Tigers academy. After earning his academy contract, he was driven from Cumbria to Castleford twice a week for training by his mother. He celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He was born to his mother, Janet Wright, and his father whose name is still to get disclosed yet.
Jacques O'Neill Career Timeline
- In 2018, Jacques O'Neill joined the Leigh Centurions on a short-term loan to play in the Championship Shield Final.
- He made his Super League debut for Castleford against Hull Kingston Rovers on 1st March 2019.
- In August, he signed a new one-year deal with the Tigers.
- Next, he signed a one-year contract extension with Castleford in September 2020; head coach Daryl Powell said of him, "Attitude wise he is spot on. He gets after things. He needs to stay focused and I'm sure he will, and he will end up being an outstanding rugby league player."
- He made 12 appearances and scored 2 tries throughout the 2020 season, and was voted as the League Express Young Player of the Year.
- In April 2021, O'Neill was selected for the England Knights performance squad.
- In June 2021, he signed a new two-year deal with Castleford, stating, "I've been at Cas since I was 15/16 and it has a place in my heart now, I wasn't really looking to go anywhere else."
- Later, a persistent hamstring injury severely disrupted his season, limiting him to just 6 appearances and forcing him to miss the 2021 Challenge Cup Final. He then underwent a hamstring re-attachment operation after his campaign was cut short, and began a steady rehabilitation process.
- On 10th June 2022, Castleford announced that O'Neill had been released from his contract "to allow him to pursue another opportunity" of appearing on the ITV reality show Love Island.
- In the year 2022, he became a contestant on the eighth series of "Love Island".
- Ahead of his entrance, it was revealed he was the ex-boyfriend of fellow contestant Gemma Owen; the pair were understood to have "been dating as recently as the last 12 months and were together for approximately one year".
Who is Jacques O'Neill's Girlfriend?
Jacques O'Neill is not married yet and he is still to get married. At present, he is looking for the perfect partner. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Previously, he was in a relationship with Gemma Owen. As the footage teased O’Neill’s arrival on Love Island, current contestant Gemma Owen was heard telling fellow islanders that New Island was her ex-boyfriend. The pair are understood to have been dating for the past 12 months recently and were together for almost a year. The pair are believed to have split at some point last year, but did so on good terms, leaving the door open for a possible reunion on the show.
How much is Jacques O'Neill Net Worth?
Jacques O'Neill is a successful footballer and TV personality. His estimated net worth is estimated to have $1.5 Million as of 2022. His main source of wealth is from rugby career. His salary is thousands of dollar at present from his career. He is living a cool lifestyle at present.
How tall is Jacques O'Neill?
Jacques O'Neill is a handsome man. He stands at the perfect height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m. His well-maintained body weight consists of 90 Kg or 14 st 2 lb. His body type is athletic. His other body size is still to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming smile. His eye color is blue and his hair color is brown.
Trivias About Jacques O'Neill You Need To Know.
- In 2018, O'Neill joined the Leigh Centurions on a short-term loan to play in the Championship Shield Final.
- He was selected in the England Knights performance squad in April 2021.
- He played one game for Halifax in the Championship through their dual registration arrangement with Castleford in 2019.
- On 1 March 2019, O'Neill made his Super League début for Castleford against Hull Kingston Rovers.