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|The Barefoot Rugby League Show|
|Presented by||Brad Cooke|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||500 (as of 2010)|
|Production location(s)||Sydney, Australia|
|Running time||90–120 minutes|
|Original network||National Indigenous Television|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||2008 –|
|Related shows||The Marngrook Footy Show|
The Barefoot Rugby League Show is an Australian sports variety television programme, shown on NITV, as well as 31 Brisbane. Hosted by Brad Cooke and indigenous former international rugby league footballers Tony Currie and David Peachey, the programme is filmed at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.
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