Richard Bull RIP
Date: 11-12-2016 00:00
Type: Deceased
Section: Adults


Very sad news. One of the Ealing Exiles’ stalwarts in times of need, Richard Bull, who also played and captained Old Actonians RFC, died on Sunday 11th December 2016.

The funeral of Richard Bull (Bully) will take place on Friday 13th January, at 12 noon, arrive by 11.45am. Address is Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Road, Richmond, TW9 4EN.

The Wake will take place from 1.30pm at Old Actonians Rugby Club, Ealing

If you are planning to attend either or both, please email
with your name and connection eg work colleague, Old Actonians, school, that way we will have an idea of numbers.

Flowers are welcome or if preferred a donation can be made to the Salvation Army.

From Tanya Bull and Carole, Tony, Andrew and Christopher Bull.


On Monday 12th December we received some tragic news about our friend and fellow club member Richard Bull ("Bully"), who died in an accident at his home on Sunday.
Bully was an outstanding asset to our club; a friendly, compassionate and funny guy who will be sorely missed.
We are shocked and devastated that such a good man has been taken away from us too soon.
Bully's Mum & Dad are looking after his lovely wife, Tanya at this terrible time. They will be in touch with the funeral details as soon as possible, which will be posted here.
Old Actonians Rugby Club

Richard was a personal friend of mine, and was a pleasure to play both against and with. He would play in any position without giving it a second thought. By profession he was a number 8, but would happily play any front five position, and even helped out at scrum half. He stepped back from nothing and left everything on the pitch for whichever side he was playing for. We became friends when he was captain of OA’s IIs many years ago, as my opposite man. He was part of the Exiles side that won the Northolt Tournament in April 2013, and can be seen bottom right in this team shot, showing his usual enthusiastic happy self. Rugby was one of his loves, and if he wasn’t playing for OAs or we were playing a tournament and he could make it he would turn out for The Exiles.
Nick Greenhalgh


We are hoping when all this madness is over and things are back to normal, the game will go ahead.

On Saturday 28th March 2020 Actonians were due to play Ealing in the memorial game for the “Bully” Cup. An annual game played in memory of club legend Richard Bull who sadly passed away following a tragic accident in December 2016.

Due to Coronavirus and the cancellation of all Rugby, the game unfortunately didn’t go ahead but that didn’t prevent Richard’s friends and family from coming together “virtually” at 2.45pm to celebrate with a pass of a rugby ball and toast the man himself.

We are hoping when all this madness is over and things are back to normal, the game will go ahead.
Nick Greenhalgh

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