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Gordon Bulloch and Richard Yule have been inducted into the University of Strathclyde Hall of Fame.

The pair’s respective Rugby Union and Table Tennis professional sporting careers were recognised at the University’s Sports Awards Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in central Glasgow on Saturday.

Gordon Bulloch
Gordon Bulloch graduated with a BA Hons Sport in the Community degree in 1995, returning to his Alma Mater to do a MBA graduating in 2015.

He played for Scotland U19 and U21 level, whilst a student at Strathclyde and was an important player in the 1996 Students World Cup where Scotland finished 4th.

Bulloch made his debut for the newly professional Glasgow side in 1996 and stayed with Glasgow until 2005 making 151 appearances.

In 1997 the Hooker made his senior debut for Scotland against South Africa in an Autumn test match.

Bulloch reach the pinnacle of any home nations rugby player’s career, when in 2001 he was selected in the British and Irish Lions Squad for the tour of Australia, playing in 5 matches.

In 2003 he gained his 53rd international cap to become Scotland’s most capped Hooker and in his next match against Ireland he captained his country for the first time.

Two years later he received his second call up to the Lions for their tour to New Zealand, going one better than four years earlier by being named in the Test sides to face the All Blacks, the only Scot on the tour to do so.

Bulloch retired with a total of 75 caps and in 2008 was appointed a non-executive director on the board of Scottish Rugby.

He becomes the fourth rugby player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining fellow Scotland internationals Ian McLauchlan, John Rutherford and Alan Lawson.

Richard Yule
Richard Yule graduated with a B Ed Hons in Physical Education from the University of Strathclyde.

He spent most of his working career teaching and lecturing in Physical Education and in sports development roles in Glasgow and the Scottish Sports Council.

Yule coached Table Tennis in Scotland, Belgium and Ireland and was CEO of the English Table Tennis Association from 1995-2013 and was later appointed the Chief Operations Officer for Table Tennis in Scotland.

During his playing career Yule was part of the Scottish team that won the team event at the 1974 Spanish Open, as well as winning the Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Yule achieved a rare treble of National League team titles by winning the French National League in 1975, the English National League in 1980 and the Scottish National League in 1982.  

At the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cardiff he won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Singles.

Richard won 8 Scottish National Singles Titles over the course of his careers, as well as a host of National Doubles Titles. Richard also competed for Scottish Universities. 

He retired from playing at National level in 1985 by which time he had amassed 285 Scotland caps, a Scottish record across all sports.

He is the first Table Tennis player to be inducted into the University of Strathclyde Hall of Fame.