Edinburgh have confirmed the signing of Mosese Tuipulotu on a two-year deal – with the centre immediately setting his sights on facing off against his big brother.

The 23-year-old will make the move to the capital in the summer from Waratahs and will join his brother Sione in Scotland.

They could face off next season in the 1872 Cup with the elder of the Tuipulotu brothers a key part of the Glasgow Warriors team.

Like Sione, Mosese is already Scottish qualified through their grandmother and could even come into Gregor Townsend’s thinking for the summer tour of the Americas when they travel to USA, Canada, Chile and Uruguay for four games.

The centre adds some more depth and competition for the 12 and 13 jerseys at Edinburgh where he will battle with Mark Bennett, Matt Currie, James Lang and Chris Dean for a spot in the team.

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And he can’t wait to get over to Scotland and show Edinburgh fans what he’s all about over the next couple of seasons.

He said: “I’m really excited to make the move over to Edinburgh in the coming months. I’m itching to get over there and experience something different to what I’ve grown up with.

“I’ve been speaking to my brother quite a bit and there’s a few boys in Sydney that have been over to Edinburgh. I’ve watched a few games from the URC and it’s an exciting competition so I’m really keen to get amongst it.

“I’m really excited if I get the opportunity to play in front of the Edinburgh fans. I like it carry hard and enjoy the contact area of the game but also like to get my teammates involved as much as I can. I’m excited to showcase my skill set in front of them.

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“I’ve actually never played against my brother and the derby between Edinburgh and Glasgow looks like a pretty cool fixture to be a part of.

“If I do happen to get the opportunity to play in it, I’m sure it’ll be a special moment with Sione on the other side. I’ll look to expose him!”

Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt added: “Edinburgh Rugby has been tracking Mosese’s progress this season and this is a signing that excites us greatly. 

"He is a player that can bring a lot of dynamism and versatility to the side, and we are very pleased the club has been able to make this move happen.

“He’s a young Scottish-qualified player with a lot of potential, who we believe will be a good foil for our current stable of centres, so it will be great to see him develop alongside our more experienced centres and our emerging home-grown talent.”

Tuipulotu also thanked Waratahs for releasing him from his contract to make the move. 

He said: “Since moving up to New South Wales from Melbourne I’ve loved my time at the Waratahs.

“I’ve made lifelong friendships and developed as a player and person. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the club from the staff, coaches and players to the members and supporters for making my time here so enjoyable.

“I wish the Waratahs nothing but the best in the future and I’ll always be supporting the boys in the sky blue.”