Ryder wants starting spot
Glasgow lock enjoying national service
Last Updated: June 18, 2012 1:13pm
Tom Ryder: Hoping to get more game time with the Scots
Having made his Scotland debut in the win over Fiji, Tom Ryder is hoping to see further action in Saturday's Test with Samoa.
The Glasgow lock was introduced with two minutes remaining in the 37-25 win at Churchill Park, and is hungry for more action against the Samoans.
"The two minutes I was on didn't really feel any different to anything else I have done but I think I would have to play a little bit longer to get the full flavour of international rugby," he admitted.
"I think I have barely scratched the surface really. The whole match day experience, the whole build-up to both the Australia and Fiji games has been great.
"I have really enjoyed being here, just the training sessions and the increased intensity there has been fantastic. I am enjoying the whole experience.
"It is a fulfilment of a dream, but I do not want to have just the one cap and go away. I want to be playing regularly, having an impact on games and having a fulfilled international career."
Temperatures are predicted to be over 30 degrees for the final game of Scotland's tour, and Ryder is expecting a serious challenge.
"The Samoan forwards are better known than the Fijian ones, a lot of them are playing in France or in the Aviva Premiership or are in and around the PRO12," said Ryder.
"They are all playing good rugby, so it is going to be a full on international. It is nothing less than that."