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Souths forward Chris McQueen is fired up after missing the side's big loss to the Broncos.

Queensland State of Origin representative Chris McQueen has signed with the Gold Coast Titans for the next two seasons after South Sydney Rabbitohs released him from the final year of his contract on Friday afternoon.

The 28-year-old forward, who played five games for the Maroons in 2013-14, will join Titans training on Monday.

McQueen, who hails from Kingaroy, is excited at the prospect of joining a developing young squad at the Titans and returning to Queensland.

McQueen will become the sixth player in the Titans’ squad to have played State of Origin or Tests for Australia or New Zealand, joining Greg Bird, David Shillington (Australia), Josh Hoffman, Zeb Taia and Eddy Pettybourne (New Zealand).

"I’m really excited to come back to Queensland and take the opportunity to play a senior role with the Titans who I think have a good developing young squad," McQueen said.

"My time at Souths was special, culminating with a premiership. They gave me a chance and stuck with me through a tough period with a knee injury and I have made some great friendships there. But I understand it’s a business now and really excited about this opportunity."

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