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Edinburgh sign Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir

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Edinburgh have signed Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir from rivals Glasgow Warriors.

Weir, 24, will arrive at Edinburgh ahead of next season on a two-year deal and he will bring a wealth of experience having played 21 times for Scotland.

"It's a new challenge for me and one I'm looking forward to," Weir said. "I feel I've improved a lot during my time at Glasgow and I'm looking forward to adding to that at Edinburgh, not only continuing my development but helping the team to improve, too.

"Having played with Glasgow for six years it's also exciting to be moving to explore Edinburgh and start growing my connection with the city."

He added: "It does help the transition, knowing a number of the Edinburgh players from Scotland duty and, for much of that time, having worked with Hodgey [Duncan Hodge, now Edinburgh assistant coach]. That was a key part of making the move over. I've known Hodgey for close to ten years now, I have a really good relationship with him, he's a great guy and a good Edinburgh man.

"I'm really looking forward to working alongside him - as a 10 I'm still pretty young at 24 so I still want to develop and work on all aspects of my game."

Head coach Alan Solomons said: "It is a real boost for the club that Duncan has decided to join us. "He is a quality player who has proven himself at international level. I have no doubt that he will add huge value to the team and I look forward to working with him."