Football Ireland beat Wales 1-0 to reach the play-offs for the World Cup, ending Wales’ qualifying hopes. Northern Ireland earned a place in the play-offs, despite losing 1-0 to Norway, but Scotland missed out. Golf British golfer Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to successfully defend the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. Cricket Pace bowler Steve Finn was added to England’s Ashes squad. Rugby union Saracens went top of the table with a 38-19 win over Wasps.