Scotland Women’s prop Heather Lockhart made history at the weekend.

After coming off the bench in the 14-12 win over Italy on Friday night at Broadwood Stadium in the 6 Nations, loosehead Heather surpassed the record number of appearances in the event held by former Ireland player Fiona Coghlan.

She kicked off the Championship sitting fourth on the most appearances list behind Coghlan (58) and fellow Irish player Lynne Cantwell (57) and Wales’ Jenny Davies (55).

Now Hillhead/Jordanhill’s Heather has played 59 6 Nations games – and she is not in the mood for stopping as she sees a bright future for the national team.

“I just take each game as it comes and I’m just enjoying it. I mean this sincerely, it’s a privilege to play any game for Scotland,” she said.

“My team mates have changed over the years, but the desire has not and it is always fun to be part of a group that has a common goal – and everyone works so hard.

“When you’ve got a blend of experience and youth everyone has something to offer. At the end of the day when you go onto the pitch you are all supporting each other.

“The new players coming through are really exciting and I’m looking forward to watching how their careers progress particularly as the sport grows and more opportunities arise in both 15s and sevens.

“It’s also great to see the BT Sport Academy bringing them through and giving them a real structure to work around and build on.

“As long as you are playing with a smile on your face then that is the main thing.”

Thanks to Scottish Rugby/SNS for the photo of Heather Lockhart

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