The Glasgow lock was called on to the field against Fiji for his international debut less than two minutes from the final whistle on Saturday.
Although he was delighted to have gained that cap, it is not enough to satisfy the ambition that had the lock shift his family to Glasgow, where his father, Paul, was born, to throw in his lot with Scotland after starting his career in England.
"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 the Australia and Fiji games has been great.
"I have really enjoyed being here, just the training sessions and the increased intensity 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."
His brief taste has been enough to whet his appetite for more
"They [Samoa] are all playing good rugby, so it is going to be a full on international. It is nothing less than that."
l Scotland will play Tonga at Aberdeen's Pittodrie on November 24, the SRU have announced.
Head coach Andy Robinson's said: "It's tremendous to be returning to Aberdeen."