Hodges fit to face the Blues

Queensland centre Justin Hodges says he's right to take his place in this Wednesday night's second State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Hodges survived after putting his hamstring injury to the test in a training run at the team's Sunshine Coast base at Coolum. The Queenslanders trained at the Hyatt Regency resort's makeshift field before heading to visit Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo where they mingled with all kinds of reptiles and animals.

Some of the players found handling the giant snakes more frightening than the challenge facing them against the Blues, who can wrap up a fourth straight series on Wednesday night.

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