Scotland’s win over Wales in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations was a historic day for the national women’s team.  

It was their first win in Wales for 20 years – a victory that means Bryan Easson’s side have won seven games in a row across all competitions for the first time.  

The last time Scotland won in the Welsh capital was on February 14, 2004. At that time, Kirsty and Breck Stewart would have been preparing for the arrival of their daughter Alex, who was born three months later.  

On Saturday, the Stewart family were in the stands to watch 19-year-old Alex make her Scotland debut.  

She put in an outstanding performance, blemished only by a late yellow card after a series of penalties against the visitors who were defending their try line.  

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The teenager said the whole experience was still sinking in.  

“I was really happy with my performance, and the team’s performance,” she said. 

Stewart was one of the stand-out performers for Edinburgh during this year’s Celtic Challenge. She said exposure to that competition helped prepare her for the international arena. 

Scotland Rugby News: Alex Stewart was outstanding for Edinburgh throughout the Celtic ChallengeAlex Stewart was outstanding for Edinburgh throughout the Celtic Challenge (Image: SNS)

She added: “It was definitely a step up. Playing in the Celtic Challenge has prepared me quite well for the level, so it was a good opportunity to play at a higher level.  

“The speed is definitely faster. The first few phases, I had to take a bit of time to get used to it, but I settled in pretty well to the speed of it. Celtic Challenge was really useful but the physicality.” 

After the match, Stewart managed a few minutes with her parents – part of a good travelling contingent of Scotland supporters at Cardiff Arms Park.  

She said: “They were just so excited. My dad couldn’t speak – he'd lost his voice and my mum just gave me a massive hug. 

They were also inside the changing rooms when captain Rachel Malcolm presented their daughter with her first cap.  

Stewart added: “It was just amazing. My mum and dad got to come into the changing rooms – it was really special. It was nice for them to be there.”  

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She admitted to not being fully aware of the significance of Scotland’s win over Wales until it was explained to her by team-mates. 

"It was hard to grasp at first,” the Corstorphine Cougars forward said.  

“I definitely understood by the end of it the run of wins we’ve been on and the importance of the moment. It was really exciting and special to be a part of.” 

Since playing her part in the historic win over Wales, Stewart said she has been inundated with messages from friends and family.  

"It’s quite overwhelming,” she admitted, while turning her attention to this weekend’s meeting with France at Hive Stadium.  

Her performance also won praise from Scotland assistant coach Tyrone Holmes, himself a former back-row player. 

"She was unreal," he said. 

"It is not often you get someone in their first cap and a big game like that stepping up.

"She is a special rugby player, she is coachable, she is great around the group and she plays with a lot of heart. She has a big future ahead of her."

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It will be a huge step up for Scotland – and for Stewart – against the world number three side who kicked off their Six Nations with a win over Ireland.  

Stewart insists they will be ready for the weekend’s challenge.  

“The squad are preparing really well,” she said.