Players' union representatives will present the NRL with key concerns this week ahead of a looming meeting between the opposing bodies.
Tensions have escalated significantly since the start of the foul-play crackdown in Magic Round.
The Rugby League Players Association's advisory committee met on Wednesday night via telephone hook-up to thrash out players' positions on issues.
Included in the meeting were Queensland State of Origin captain Daly Cherry-Evans, Maroons teammate Christian Welch and NSW hooker Damien Cook.
The strained feelings culminated in a Sun Herald report quoting an unnamed player calling for a revolt against Peter V'landys, but that has since been played down by the RLPA.
NRL bosses this week pointed out they had met with RLPA CEO Clint Newton on May 18 and had left an open invitation to sit down with the players.
The RLPA have since said they had not refused the invitation but instead wanted to compile a list of issues to discuss at a more constructive meeting.
"We're fans like everyone else, we care about our game, we want to be treated like stakeholders," Welch said from the Queensland camp on Thursday.
"We want to see the game grow and develop in a better place for when the next guy comes in playing the NRL or the next kid playing it at grassroots level.
"We're just a bit concerned with the process."
Central to the players' position is they are not opposed to the NRL's foul-play crackdown.
Instead, they are concerned they were not consulted over a wide range of rule changes in the past year, which they believe has led to the rise in head knocks.
They also refute data from the league that shows fatigue has not increased, instead maintaining it is part of the rise in high tackles from tired defenders.
Failed concussion checks are up around 43 per cent this year on the previous six seasons, with charges for head or neck contact also significantly increased.
The crackdown has seemingly become the straw that broke the panel's back, despite V'landys telling AAP this week he felt he had no time to consult with players and was merely acting in their best interests with the sudden rise.
Beyond that, Welch also pointed to the State of Origin documentary as another project that was canned after he believed players were only consulted at the last minute.
"They've teed off and 'all the NRL players, they've dogged us and it's been two years in the making'," Welch claimed.
"Well, if it's been two years in the making, don't come a week before the Origin series kicks off and throw it on us.
"Bring us, the players, and let's have consultation.
"No players are against having a documentary. You watch The Test on Amazon and it's great.
"It's just the process, the lack of respect of the playing group who are obviously going to be instrumental in a documentary."