Both grabbed a brace against Elgin City in a match that marked both Templeton’s debut for the club and McCulloch’s first as club captain.
McCulloch’s position as captain and Templeton’s as a new member of Ally McCoist’s squad were both secured less than 48 hours prior to kick off.
And while the captain has already won a place in Rangers fans’ hearts, on this sort of form it won’t take the new recruit long to hold a similar spot.
For all their heroics though it was Dean Shiels who got Rangers going, levelling after Jamie Duff had put the visitors in front after 15 minutes.
The signs in the early stages were good for Rangers as they seemed to start brightly in front of a crowd that once again topped the attendance charts in Scotland this weekend.
However it was the visitors that were celebrating first when Duff’s curled effort beat Neil Alexander and found the back of the net.
It was reward for his persistence as he chased down a wayward corner to keep the ball in play and a neat one-two opened space for him.
There were claims for offside from the home defence, but Ally McCoist will be more concerned that the Elgin defender found so much space despite the full Rangers team being back to combat the set-piece.
If there were grumblings of frustration growing around Ibrox they were calmed by a speedy response from Shiels.
He adjusted his feet quickly to latch on to a deflected effort from McCulloch and tuck the ball home from close range.
That brought the home side level after 24 minutes and set the stage for debutant Templeton and new skipper McCulloch to make the difference.
Winger Templeton was clearly eager to make an early impression on his new fans and he could barely have asked for a better start.
If his turn and finish were clinical, the work from Ian Black to open up the space for him was equally so.
A superb shift of the feet from Black allowed him the time to thread a pinpoint pass to his former Hearts team mate.
From there it was down to Templeton and he made no mistake with his cutback inside and right footed finish.
That clearly lifted his mood and he almost added to his tally three minutes later when he collected the ball from another former Tynecastle team mate.
Lee Wallace found the winger a little more central than usual and when he span away from one defender he found the space to curl a fine effort that was well saved by John Gibson.
He tried his luck again on the stroke of half time and when Gibson again parried well McCulloch was on hand to tuck the ball home to mark his 100th career goal.
The strike was welcomed by a blast of the Superman theme from the Ibrox PA system and a chorus of “Super Lee McCulloch” from the Ibrox faithful.
It set the tone for the second half and if McCulloch and Templeton were feeling competitive about claiming the headlines on Monday morning they didn’t show any sign of letting up in the second half.
The half was only a few minutes old when Templeton showed great reactions to stab home as the ball bobbled loose from Shiels’ corner.
And not to be outdone Jig was back in the mix before the hour mark, showing great composure to slot home from Andy Little’s cut back from the right.
Templeton’s withdrawal 15 minutes from the end, replaced by Kevin Kyle, signalled the end of his chances of a debut hat-trick.
McCulloch seemed determined to find a third to outdo the new arrival, but despite his, and his team mates’ best efforts, it wasn’t to be.
So neither left with the match ball but both certainly earned the adulation of the home support.
Rangers: Alexander; Argyriou, Perry, Cribari, Wallace; Macleod, Black (Faure 67); Little (McKay 62), Shiels, Templeton (Kyle 76); McCulloch.
Subs: Gallacher, Crawford.
Goals: Shiels, Templeton (2), McCulloch (2)
Elgin City: Gibson, Cameron, McMullan (Leslie 63), Crighton, Duff, Niven, Gunn (Beveridge 81), O'Donoghue, Wyness, Nicolson, Moore.
Subs: Black, Millar, MacLean.
Referee: David Somers