Essendon premiership player Scott Lucas has questioned the finals efforts of Sydney’s Gary Rohan, after the mercurial forward went missing on the big stage once again.
Rohan amassed just seven disposals and failed to hit the scoreboard in the 59-point loss to Geelong in Friday’s Semi-Final, emphasising the questions that surround his performances in September.
The 26-year-old has played in 15 finals games across his career, kicking just 10 goals and collecting 9.3 disposals per game.
“Gary Rohan, should he go on holidays come September?” Lucas said on SEN Afternoons.
“He does not touch the football. He can make an impact, he has that speed and outside run, but come the real heat, it has been glaring. Of course when you get beaten, your team members have a significant decrease in performance or output. That’s why you get beaten.
“Some of their midfielders have had that, but Rohan just hasn’t been able to get anywhere near the form he shows in the home-and-away season.”
The Swans started the season 0-6, but managed to fight back and make the finals, winning 15 of 17 games in the lead-up to the battle with the Cats.
However, John Longmire’s men crumbled under Geelong’s pressure and didn’t fire a shot in defeat.