The Western Bulldogs have confirmed two changes for Sunday night’s season-defining clash against Fremantle in Cairns.

It’s all on the line for the Bulldogs, who know they need to win against the Dockers to secure a finals berth in 2020.

Former skipper Easton Wood returns from injury, with midfielder-forward Pat Lipinski also coming into the side.

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Match Committee | Round 18

Jack Heverin and Terry Wallace bring you all the latest team selection news ahead of the Round 18 clash against Fremantle.

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Lipinski will play for the first time since round 11, while Wood is back after a fortnight out.

Toby McLean (knee) and Matt Suckling (hamstring) miss through injury.

Jackson Trengove, Ben Cavarra, Bailey Dale and Jordon Sweet have been named as emergencies.

The match will mark 150 AFL games for midfielder-turned-forward Mitch Wallis.

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Mitch Wallis | 150 Games

Take a look back at the highlights of Mitch Wallis' career so far as he prepares to play his 150th game against the Fremantle Dockers at Cazaly's Stadium on Sunday.

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With Melbourne defeating Essendon on Saturday afternoon and St Kilda overcoming the GWS Giants on Friday night, the Bulldogs sit in ninth spot knowing exactly where they stand.

A win would propel them back into the top eight, with a position from there to be determined pending Monday’s clash between Port Adelaide and Collingwood.

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Footy.

ROUND 18 TEAM 

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs
Sunday 20 September, 6.10pm AEST
Cazalys Stadium, Cairns  

B: Easton Wood, Alex Keath, Caleb Daniel
HB: Bailey Williams, Ryan Gardner, Hayden Crozier
C: Bailey Smith, Jack Macrae, Jason Johannisen
HF: Ed Richards, Josh Bruce, Mitch Wallis
F: Tom Liberatore, Aaron Naughton, Lachie Hunter
Foll: Tim English, Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Dunkley
Int: Zaine Cordy, Taylor Duryea, Pat Lipinski, Roarke Smith
Emer: Jackson Trengove, Ben Cavarra, Bailey Dale, Jordon Sweet

IN: Easton Wood, Pat Lipinski
OUT: Matt Suckling (hamstring), Toby McLean (knee)