Hawthorn appear likely to be without Cyril Rioli for the Round Nine ADL clash with Collingwood on Saturday

The Hawks where too good for a game Lions side in Launceston on Saturday, running away with the match to win by 38 points but it was Tiwi Islander Rioli exit from the game in the third quarter that was the talk of the crowd after the game.

Hawks coach Alistair Clarkson (pictured) can ill afford to lose the mercurial Rioli as the club fights its way back into the 2017 season, with scans expected to confirm the coaches initial fears.