GEELONG has recalled veteran pair Harry Taylor and Zach Tuohy for Friday night's crunch clash with the Western Bulldogs.

The Cats have made only two changes for the important Metricon Stadium meeting, with Esava Ratugolea and Jordan Clark omitted.

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Ratugolea's absence leaves the Cats with key forward Tom Hawkins the only tall target in attack as they race to lock in a top-four spot.

Skipper Joel Selwood will miss a second straight game with a minor knee niggle.  

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Match Previews R14: Western Bulldogs v Geelong

Sportsbet's Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson preview the game between the Bulldogs and Cats at Metricon Stadium

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The Bulldogs have also made two changes as they look for their third straight win.

Premiership forward Tory Dickson and Will Hayes have been included for their first games of the season at the expense of Patrick Lipinski and Ben Cavarra, who have both been dropped.

Friday, August 28

Western Bulldogs v Geelong at Metricon Stadium, 7.50pm AEST

WESTERN BULLDOGS
In:
T.Dickson, W.Hayes
Out:
P.Lipinski (omitted), B.Cavarra (omitted)

GEELONG
In:
H.Taylor, Z.Tuohy
Out:
E.Ratugolea (omitted), J.Clark (omitted)