Hayden Ashcroft made a surprise appearance for Kangaroos on Sunday, but the former Bulldogs lower grade player doesn't expect it to be a regular thing.
Ashcroft was given a quick re-introduction to Group Nine coming off the bench to replace the injured Dana Ratu in the opening minute in the 38-6 loss to Gundagai at Anzac Park.
However the 22-year-old isn't committing to a return to his junior club despite stepping back from his attempts to make it into the NRL this year.
Just home from a five-week stint in the United States, and with another overseas trip on the agenda, Ashcroft believes it is a short term situation.
"I won't be playing many games," Ashcroft said.
"I'm not over commiting to anything at all."
Ashcroft decided to take a year away from the sport to travel but admitted he missed the game.
The chance to return to Roos was something he jumped at.
"I've enjoyed being away from footy but at the same time missed playing it," Ashcroft said.
"I've missed playing with a team so I thought if anything it would be a good opportunity to come home and see my family after a holiday and be around the boys again."
Despite not wanting to commit, and with no plans to leave Sydney, he hasn't ruled out playing in the big clash with Brothers at Equex Centre on Sunday.
The two rivals only faced off once last season, in the last round, but with Brothers yet to win so far in 2019 there stakes are pretty high.
Ashcroft is unsure of his plans.
"I've told them I'll be back as much as I can but I've also got a life here in Sydney," he said.
"I've got a girlfriend I want to spend some time with so I haven't made my decision.
"I know it is a big week in Wagga with the Gold Cup on, football and the NRL game on so I would like to get back but I have to see with work and things like that."
Kangaroos won their first two games of the season but struggled to rise up to the challenge of the premiers.
They went into the clash without coach Glenn Dumbrell, had Troy Dumbrell pull out at the 11th hour due to work commitments and then had Ratu off with a head knock inside the opening minute.
Ashcroft believes there is some promise there.
"I think we lacked a bit of direction and a bit of go forward but if they work on that through the week and put a full side on the paddock it will be a good opportunity to bounce back," he said.
"If anything it is a bit of lesson as to where the benchmark is as obviously Gundagai have been a great side for years."