RUGBY ace Megan Gaffney hailed an “amazing” second win of the Women’s Six Nations on Friday evening.

Gaffney was part of the Scotland team that recovered from 0-12 down to beat their Italian counterparts 14-12 at Clyde FC’s Broadwood Stadium –the first time they’ve won two Six Nations games since 2006.

The North Berwick star told Courier Sport she was over the moon with the win – a second after success over Wales.

She said: “We knew we could win – we made it hard for ourselves going two tries down but we kept calm and got back in the match. It was an amazing feeling.”

Gaffney was an ever-present throughout the Six Nations, and won her 25th cap on Friday evening. She was delighted to see the squad bounce back after a thrashing from England the previous week, and a slow start against the Italians.

The 25-year-old added: “In previous years I think if we’d gone two tries down we might have panicked but we kept calm.

“There were messages coming on [from the coaches] to forget about their tries and just concentrate on our own jobs.”

The winger, who is studying a Masters in sports management policy and international development at the University of Edinburgh, also praised double try-scorer Chloe Rollie.

She added: “Credit for the first try has to go to Lisa [Thomson] for the kick, and Chloe just beat me to it. She is really nippy – she’s a great player and she’s really exciting with the ball. We’ve maybe been missing someone like her in the last few years.”

Gaffney, who made her debut against the Netherlands in 2011, hopes the squad can build on their two wins in next season’s championship.

She was, though, under no illusions as to the difficulty of that task – with Grand Slam champions England and last year’s winners France set to visit, while the Scots will face trips to Ireland, Wales and Italy.

“It [winning two games] gives us a lot of confidence going forward and we’ve set a benchmark now,” Gaffney said.

“Our target has to be to better that, but it’s going to be really difficult with three away games. We’ve got to just keep developing.”

Gaffney’s attentions also turned to a university BUCS semi-final against Durham, where her University of Edinburgh side booked their place in the final at Twickenham with a 22-10 win.

The final takes place next Thursday (March 30)

After that, Gaffney was relishing the prospect of another 7s season, adding: “I’m really looking forward to that – I love 7s.”