Brad Weber makes a return into the match-day 23 having recovered from his wrist injury and Cooper is looking forward to the game.
On the bench, Samisoni Taukei?aho gets his first opportunity of the season, and Sam Prattley, who has been brought in this week as an interim injury replacement, is in line to make his Chiefs? debut.
Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has made four changes to his pack. Cooper has handed starts to loosehead prop Karl Tu?inukuafe, hooker Liam Polwart, lock Tyler Ardron and number eight Pita Gus Sowakula.
Lucas has recovered from a concussion suffered against the Brumbies two weeks ago to take the place of James Tuttle, who has dropped out of the 23. A knee injury to Lukhan Tui, has prompted the back-row reshuffle, with Scott-Young taking his place at blindside flanker, earning his first start since Round Six.
Tupou?s return from a shoulder injury sees him resume his role as starting tighthead prop, ahead of Ruan Smith, who moves to the bench, with Sef Fa?agase dropping out of the match-day 23.
Reds head coach Brad Thorn has made three personnel changes to his starting XV which lost to the Waratahs in Sydney last week, with prop Taniela Tupou and scrum-half Ben Lucas returning from injury and flanker Angus Scott-Young promoted to the run-on team.
George Smith will make his long-awaited return to action after being named in the Reds match-day squad.
Jaco Peyper is the referee today with Nic Berry and Jordan Way assisting him. Damien Mitchelmore is the TMO.
Chiefs: 15 Charlie Ngatai, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Fa?auli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Tyler Ardron, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta?avao, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Karl Tu?inukuafe
Reds: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Izaia Perese, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Caleb Timu, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 James Slipper (c)
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby clash between the Reds and the Chiefs from the Suncorp Stadium.
Kick-off! The first half begins as the Reds kick us off.
A beautiful and warm evening in Brisbane, no wind around and great conditions to play.
First scrum of the game as the Chiefs have the feed. McKenzie looks to kick the ball, just a chip kick, but the Reds recover well.
Chiefs have a penalty as Reds are caught offside. It looks like McKenzie will look to kick this for points.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-3: McKenzie makes no mistake with the kick and the Chiefs open their scoring with a penalty goal.
The Chiefs are working the ball through a few phases now and looking for a gap in the defence. It is a knock on in the end and the referee stops play.
The Chiefs are on the attack again, they just seem to have so many options when they build with a few phases. Good ball carriers and they are putting pressure on the Reds.
The Reds were caught offside again and the Chiefs win another penalty.
This time, the penalty is kicked to the corner for a lineout just 5m outside the Reds try line.
TRY, CHIEFS, ARDRON! 0-8: Great try! The Chiefs control the ball after the lineout and Ardron with the pick and run in the end to score the try under the posts.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-10: McKenzie slots in the easy conversion and the Chiefs push their lead to 10 points. Good lead for the visitors.
The on-field decision is no try, the referee is checking with the TMO. It looks like Alaimalo has knocked the ball on just as he tries to ground the ball so this try won't count. Good work from McKenzie to make the try with a nice pass.
TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! 0-15: McKenzie involved in the mood again, the ball is passed to him and then he finds Ngatai perfectly who goes on to score the try. Great try from the Chiefs, it should be an easy conversion.
The Reds are still under attack and the Chiefs win the ball after the scrum and look to build on the 5m line. They are passing the ball wide on the right to look for a gap.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-17: McKenzie makes no mistake with the conversion and the Chiefs push their lead to 17 points.
Knocked on! Lance passes the ball to Kerevi who knocks the ball on. Poor play from the Reds just as they were looking to attack. McKenzie is going off for a HIA, so Marty may be coming on.
Reds have the ball after the lineout and this will be another scrum to the Chiefs. The Reds have not been disciplined with the ball.
Lucas wins a penalty and the Chiefs concede it for not releasing the ball. Lance kicks the ball to the corner for a lineout.
The news is that McKenzie will not return to the game. Chiefs take the ball out of the scrum and they look to build.
The Reds manage to turn the ball over after the Chiefs go through 8 phases. The Reds manage to give the ball away quickly.
TRY, CHIEFS, RETALLICK! 0-22: The Chiefs have a scrum and Tahuriorangi feeds it. They are playing with a penalty advantage. Good clean out from the Chiefs and then Retallick powers his way over the try line. Brilliant try in the end.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-24: Marty McKenzie makes no mistake with the conversion and the Chiefs have the bonus point and lead by 24 points.
The Reds are enjoying some possession as they work the ball through 8 phases. They are looking to carry the ball, but Lucas kicks the ball deep and the Chiefs kick it back.
NO TRY! The on-field decision is no try, they are checking a pass from Ardron. The TMO is checking it, the assistant thought it was a forward pass and it is confirmed by the TMO. The Reds survive this attack.
We are in the final 5 minutes of the first half and the Chiefs are on the attack again. They win the ball from the lineout and look to build.
Lance kicks the ball out for a lineout as the Reds win a penalty for the Chiefs' front row standing in the scrum.
The Reds are struggling when they have the ball in hand. The Chiefs are keeping them in check. The Chiefs have a lineout now. The Reds have not scored a single point so far.
The second half begins, the Chiefs kick us off.
HALF-TIME: REDS 0-24 CHIEFS. Perese just passes the ball into touch, he missed the Reds player and he looks on in disbelief. The Chiefs have dominated the first half and are 24 points ahead. The Reds have not scored any points yet.
The Reds have the ball as the half-time siren goes off. The Reds build with a few phases and they are looking for a gap in the defence.
Lucas gets a few running repairs and then the Chiefs win a lineout.
TRY, CHIEFS, POLWART! 0-29: The Chiefs have the advantage as they look to build after the lineout. They pass the ball wide to Alaimalo and then Polwart beats the defender to score the try. First points in the second half for the Chiefs.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-31: McKenzie makes no mistake with the conversion and the Chiefs push their lead to 31 points.
Lance with a nice kick as Reds win a penalty and the Reds have a 10m scrum. This is the closest they have been in to the Chiefs' try line today.
TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 5-31: First try and first points for the Reds. They build after the lineout and then Kerevi takes it over the line to score the try on the left wing.
CONVERSION, REDS, LANCE! 7-31: Lance slots in a difficult conversion and this will give the Reds some confidence. The Reds are 24 points behind.
JP Smith wins a penalty for the Reds, the Chiefs concede it for not releasing the ball.
A big tackle on Timu and the medics are checking him. Fa?auli with the tackle and the referee is checking the tackle, but that should be fine. Good decision in the end, great tackle from Fa?auli.
The Reds have a scrum, Lucas feeds it and brings it out. The hosts build after the scrum.
Reds have a lineout on the 5m line and they will look to attack the Chiefs. Lucas goes through to score the try, but the referee had blown his whistle before that. Retallick did well to win the penalty. Chiefs will have a scrum on their 5m line.
The Chiefs win the penalty from the scrum, the Reds concede it for the front row standing up. The attack is cleared by the Chiefs and they will have a lineout.
We are in the final quarter of the game and the Chiefs are 24 points ahead. Sorovi has come on for Lucas for the Reds.
The Chiefs have a bye next week so they can really empty the tank today. They are giving a few young players a chance here with this big lead.
The score has not changed much and the Chiefs have the bonus point. The Chiefs win a penalty and the Reds fail to releasing the ball.
The Chiefs fail to find touch and then the Reds look to keep the ball and attack.
NO TRY! Smart play from Timu and the Reds. Mafi with a good lineout and Timu touches the ball on the base of the uprights. The referee sees it on the big screen and the TMO is consulted. This looks like the try could be disallowed. No try is the call.
Ten minutes remaining in the game and the Reds have the feed at the scrum. A couple of resets to the scrum. The Reds ask for a scrum again.
Sorovi takes the penalty quickly after the scrum, the Reds look to build with a few phases.
The referee has a few words with Cane as the Chiefs concede another penalty. Reds kick the ball out for a lineout.
TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 12-31: Lance passes the ball right to Kerevi and he does well to go all the way and he scores his second try. The conversion is missed as Lance hits the uprights. The Chiefs lead by 19 points.
A couple of players getting some running repairs. Lance is one of them.
The try from the Reds took the bonus point away from the Chiefs. The Reds win another penalty but Stewart fails to find touch.
A bit of scrappy play from both sides towards the end of the game. The Reds concede a penalty for being off side, Marty McKenzie kicks the ball into touch for a lineout.
The Reds will kick the ball into touch for a lineout. This will be the last play of the game.
McKenzie kicks the penalty for a 7m lineout and the Chiefs are searching for their bonus point try.
TRY, CHIEFS, TAU'KEIAHO! 12-36: There is the bonus point try. The maul after the lineout and the Chiefs power themselves over the line and that will be a try. The conversion is missed.
FULL-TIME: REDS 12-36 CHIEFS. The Chiefs came back in the end with a try to get the bonus point and this could make a big difference for them. They held the lead throughout the game and won it comfortably in the end.