"The Rugby Committee will consider these proposals along with other important rugby and law issues, including the global trial of the Experimental Law Variations (ELVs), at its meeting before putting forward recommendations to the IRB Council at its May meeting.
"Any potential solution to tackle the circumstances that lead to uncontested scrums will have player welfare as its primary concern, while ensuring that the unique shape and character of rugby is retained.
"It is also important that potential solutions are applicable across all levels of the game."
This year the IRB will launch the most comprehensive study of the scrum in the game's history when it embarks on a three-year analysis of scrum forces.
"The primary goal of this unprecedented study is to determine the best possible techniques for playing, coaching and refereeing what is a critical area of the game," Lapasset added.