If you’re like many Americans who have no idea how the game of rugby is played or what the rules are, you might want to brush up on your knowledge because Truist Point Stadium is hosting a major league rugby match next month.

When the $35 million Truist Point stadium was built in High Point several years ago, city leaders dubbed it a “multi-use stadium,” and, with baseball, soccer and now rugby scheduled for the stadium this year, it’s truly living up to that moniker.

Rugby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the US and this will be its professional debut in the Triad area. The match will take place on Saturday, April 27. The Charlotte-based Anthem Rugby Club and NOLA Gold ­– a New Orleans-based team – will do battle at 7:30 p.m. in the match that will be televised on The Rugby Network.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, March 28.  They can be purchased online at www.HighPointRockers.com and at the Truist Point Box Office.

Special “Early Bird” tickets are priced as low as $14.

“Truist Point has always been a multi-purpose stadium and bringing rugby to High Point shows the versatility of the facility,” stated Pete Fisch, the president of the High Point Downtown Stadium Foundation, in a press release.

Fisch runs that non-profit which operates Truist Point and the Rockers.

 “Sports fans will have the opportunity to see rugby at the highest level in the United States and players that will be competing on the world stage,” he added.

Anthem RC was launched this year as a partnership between Major League Rugby, World Rugby and USA Rugby. The partnership between the governing bodies for global and American rugby represents a significant investment in the growth of the game in the US according to those promoting the coming match in High Point.

The Anthem team is predominantly made up of “the most exciting young American talent available and will solidify Major League Rugby as the primary pathway for America’s best rugby players who have aspirations to play for their country,” stated the March 25 press release.

Major League Rugby, now in its seventh season, features 13 teams from Seattle to New England.

 Founded in 2018, the league has grown from seven teams to 13 in 2024.