ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys acknowledged there should have been more consultation with players before the introduction of the NRL’s crackdown on high contact.
In an interview on Friday on SEN Radio, V’landys said it had been a "mistake" not to discuss the changes with the players before this year’s Magic Round.
V’landys said the ARLC had no intention of being disrespectful to the players and the rule interpretation was only changed to protect the health of the playing group.
"Hindsight’s a great tool, you can do everything in your life better," V’landys told host Andrew Voss on SEN 1170 Breakfast.
"I make mistakes every day and I’d love to get my chance again to reverse them. In this instance, yes, we could have done things better.
"We should’ve probably consulted the players more rightly.
"The irony of the situation is, we respect the players so much that we took the hard call to protect them."