Gordon Bulloch

Gordon Bulloch
Full name Gordon Bulloch
Date of birth (1975-03-26) 26 March 1975
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 15 st 10 lb (100 kg)
Notable relative(s) Alan Bulloch
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
West of Scotland F.C.
correct as of 2008-04-17.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Glasgow Warriors
Leeds Tykes
150 (57)
correct as of 2008-04-17.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001, 2005
correct as of 2006-09-15.

Gordon Bulloch (born 26 March 1975 in Glasgow) is a rugby union player who is hooker for West of Scotland F.C. and formerly Scotland. Gordon Bulloch is Scotland's third most-capped player with a total of 75, and their most-capped hooker. He previously played for Glasgow and Leeds Tykes.


Gordon has played for Scotland at U19 and U21 level and has been in four tours in South Africa. In 1996, he was an important player in helping the Scots to fourth place in the 1996 Students' World Cup.

He started playing for Glasgow in 1996 captaining them in a challenge cup match on 16 October 1996 against Sale Sharks of England.

He made his debut for West of Scotland in 1995 against the South African Currie Cup team Griqualand West. He went on to captain them from 1996-97. He has also captained Glasgow and led the district team to the quarter final play-off in the 1997-98 European Cup, and also took West to promotion to the Premiership Division One.

In 1997, he was part of the squad for the Scotland XV tour and played in the three victories on the tour. He won his first A cap in 1997 for Scotland's victory over Emerging Wales, and went on to play against all of Scotland’s Five Nations opponents at that level. Later that year Bulloch made his Scotland debut against South Africa at the Murrayfield Stadium, and in 1999 his performances in Scotland's Five Nations success saw him force his way into the World XV.


He was called into the squad to cover for an injury to Phil Greening on the 2001 Lions tour of Australia. He made five appearances, including a replacement appearance in the first Test in Brisbane. His only start came against New South Wales County when the Lions won 46-3.

He was part of Scotland's 2003 Rugby World Cup squad, and in 2004 was named captain.[1] In 2002, he was named man of the match for his outstanding performance in Scotland's win over South Africa at Murrayfield.

In 2005, Bulloch captained Scotland in the Six Nations and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. He was captain for three of the Lions mid week games, before making his Test debut in the final Test game of the tour - becoming the only Scot to do so on the tour. He also made headlines when a clash of heads during training with John Hayes was reported in the media as a fight. He retired from international rugby union shortly after his return from Lions duty.

Bulloch joined Leeds Tykes in 2005 on a two-year contract. However, Leeds Tykes were recently relegated from the Guinness Premiership in England and subsequently freed several players including Bulloch.

Bullock reportedly then rejected a contract offer from the famous French Champions Stade Toullouson, electing to make a triumphant return to the even-more-famous 'Red and Yellow' hoops of West of Scotland.

He now works for Highland Galvanisers in Elgin, as a technical consultant.


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