Edinburgh Rugby have secured the signing of Fijian Sevens star Mesulame Kunavula on a long-term deal.
The 22-year-old can operate across the back five and is equally adept at both flanker and lock. He will join Cockerill's squad immediately as they shape up for the new season.
On signing, Kunavula, said: “I’m delighted to start the next chapter of my career in Edinburgh. Viliame [Mata] is a good friend of mine and he has told me so much about the club and life in Scotland.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the Sevens circuit, but I felt it was the right time to move abroad and develop my own game further. The facilities in Edinburgh are world class and I’m only going to improve as a player.
“I’m really looking forward to getting involved in pre-season and representing this club for the years to come.”
Kunavula made his World Rugby Sevens Series debut at the 2016 Dubai leg where Fiji finished runners-up after falling short against South Africa in the Final.
He was named in the Fiji Sevens squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on Australia’s Gold Coast and finished the tournament with a silver medal as the South Sea Islanders were pipped by New Zealand.