Biography

  • Date of Birth: 08/05/1999
  • Birthplace: Barrow
  • Height: 5”11
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Nickname: Jacques
  • Cas Debut: vs Hull KR - March 1st 2019
  • Heritage Number: 989
  • Previous Clubs: N/A
  • Amateur Club: Askam

A talented young gun who simply loves to get stuck in and make an impact every time he takes to the field.

Jacques is a proud product of the Tigers youth system, coming through both our Scholarship and Academy setups before making his Super League debut during the 2019 season.

Wholeheartedly committed to becoming a professional rugby league player, and thanks to the wonderful support of his mum, Jacques came down from Cumbria twice, sometimes more, times a week to train before moving into the local area.

The 2020 season was a breakthrough campaign for the hooker-come-loose-forward, gaining more valuable match minutes and developing some high-quality match form. Add into that his fearless attitude, Fords fans knew they had a star in their hands - and this was best demonstrated when he got into an altercation with gigantic and legendary Gareth Ellis and refused to back down to the veteran.

O'Neill was looking to kick on and nail down his starting spot in 2021, but sadly due to injuries, he didn't find regular form. But having had surgery in the off-season and working hard on his rehab, Jacques is jumping to get back to playing and when he does there's no doubt he'll try his damn hardest to let opposing players know he's there.

Position

Hooker / Loose forward

Twitter

@Jacques9oneill

Sponsor

Russells

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