Ryder, who represented England at youth level but qualifies for Scotland through his father, played just two minutes in Lautoka but loved every single second.
And with Scotland now moving on to face Samoa this weekend, the former Saracens and now Glasgow star is hoping to become a regular fixture in his adopted country's matchday squad.
"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," Ryder told The Scotsman and the Daily Record.
"I think I have barely scratched the surface really. The whole matchday 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."
Whether Ryder gets more time on the pitch on Saturday or not, he knows the Samoan fixture could well be a tougher task than their recent Fijian success.
With a host of well-known names plying their trade in the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect PRO12 and the Top 14, the Samoans have the potential to ensure the Scottish tour ends on a sour note.
As well as having home advantage this weekend, Samoa are ranked higher than the Scots in the IRB standings, with Ryder and co down in 10th and their opponents in ninth.
Ryder has plenty of experience of the strengths of the Samoan squad and his fully aware of the physical challenge awaiting Scotland in Apia.
"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," added Ryder.
"I am friends with Census Johnston from my time at Saracens and obviously with David Lemi from Glasgow.
"They are all playing good rugby, so it is going to be a full on international. It is nothing less than that.
"You just have to look at the names on their team sheet to see the quality and the standard of rugby that these players are producing. I would imagine they are going to be a tough, physical pack."