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Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston admits he will have nowhere to hide in Wednesday night's Origin opener but looks forward to the physical onslaught.

Queensland's less than ideal State of Origin preparation has continued with star centres Greg Inglis and Justin Hodges no shows at training on Thursday.

Queensland coach Mal Meninga has called Dane Gagai into the squad for State of Origin game one after Justin Hodges and Greg Inglis failed to train on Thursday.

Newcastle's Dane Gagai has been called into the Queensland squad as they sweat on the fitness of Billy Slater and an "unwell" Greg Inglis.

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