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Queensland forwards Moeaki Fotuaika and Jai Arrow.

He may be a gentle giant off the field but Jai Arrow says new Maroons debutant Moeaki Fotuaika is "an animal" on it, as the duo prepare to wrangle with the Blues in Sydney on Wednesday night.

The former Titans teammates will be Queensland coach Wayne Bennett's one-two punch off the bench with Arrow insisting the 20-year-old Fotuaika is a powerhouse to be reckoned with.

Fotuaika gets his chance from the interchange with Jaydn Su'A moving up into the starting second-row position after shining on debut in Queensland's 18-14 win in Adelaide.

Arrow, who is named to come off the bench once again, said Fotuaika was ready for his next challenge.

"He is so quiet and such a gentle giant off the field, but when he gets on the field he is an animal," Arrow enthused.

"He loves the tough, gritty stuff and he has brought a lot to his game this year.

"Moe has got an offload. He his powerful, he's got good leg speed and he can whack in defence. He has got the attributes of a great front-rower."

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Arrow knows Fotuaika better than most and said he was the ultimate team man and one of the most popular players in any squad.

"I am so proud of Moe. He is a legend of a bloke," Arrow said.

"When I first came to the Titans I was picking him up and driving him down to pre-season training [from Brisbane to the Gold Coast] on the M1 where I got to know him a lot. I'm stoked for him and I am sure he will do an outstanding job.

"He does not say a word. He is very quiet and down to earth.

"I remember when he earned his debut in the NRL [in 2018] the whole [Titans] bus went berserk when we got told Moe was debuting and that is because of how much of a good guy he is.

"Everyone loves him. Everyone loves being around him and everyone wants to be his mate. The scary thing is, he is only turning 21 in a few days so he has got the world at his feet."

Arrow, who had started at prop in his previous Origin outing for Queensland in 2019, was scintillating off the bench in Adelaide where his 102 metres in attack and 27 tackles were performed with energy and desire.

"I enjoyed my role. I thought it was great," Arrow said.

"I got to relax. Instead of coming straight out into the thick of things I got to calm myself down and make sure I was ready when I came on. I knew I was going to be the first interchange and had to get my mindset ready... and I knew I had to come on and bring energy, especially being down too.

"As a utility, you want to come on and change the game and change the momentum.

"I thought Lindsay Collins was great as well in his first Origin. He came on and brought a lot of spark and Dozer [Ben Hunt] as well. Jaydn Su'A came on and did a great job for us."

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Arrow grinned and said he would "deadset play wing" if Maroons coach Wayne Bennett, who he will join at the Rabbitohs next year, wanted him to.

The 25-year-old is playing more like an old fashioned lock this year with more threat to his attacking game.

"This year I needed to bring something else into my game instead of bashing it up and getting bashed every week and Justin Holbrook has helped me so much," Arrow said.

"He's brought an early pass into my game or playing it out the back to the halves.

"It is handy that I have had a handful of [Origin] games under my belt and knew what to expect. I had to play with some confidence and hopefully I can do that next Wednesday as well."

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Arrow has proven he has plenty of fuel in the tank, and certainly enough not to ever charge young Fotuaika for the fuel money he spent driving him to Titans training.

"No. I wouldn't do that to young Moey," Arrow grinned.

"He would have looked at me and said 'I'm not paying you' and I would have said 'OK'."

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