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St George Illawarra forward Hame Sele would be the first Dragon to say that life comes at you fast, considering his rise to representative football over the past month.

After just four first grade games, the 20-year-old was picked for Brad Fittler's City Origin side in their final clash against Country in Mudgee during the NRL Representative Round last weekend.

The Kingsgrove Colts junior was blown away by the amount of media attention he received following confirmation he'd make his representative debut.

It's a fair enough reaction too, considering he only made his NRL debut in Round 6 against the Sea Eagles.

"I was really grateful that I was called up to play in the City Origin team," Sele said.

"Everything has happened really fast for me lately. Obviously I've only played four NRL games and earned the representative call up so it's all going well.

"I'm still taking it week by week though and hopefully the good things keep coming along."

While people have questioned the validity of the City v Country clash in recent years, there's no question the benefits Sele's taste of representative football will have in the coming weeks.

"The boys (City teammates) were really warm to me and helped me fit in because I'm usually pretty quiet. (City coach) Brad Fittler taught me a lot too," Sele said.

"Paul Gallen was a really good leader which motivated me to keep going hard. James Tamou was good in that sense too.

"It felt good to get the win. The game was really fast especially in the first 10 minutes. I was really feeling it out there," Sele added.

"But it was good the boys kept turning up for one another in what was a pretty good game."

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