The iSelect Titans have gone down to finals bound Sydney Roosters bravely in Sydney tonight in John Cartwright's last match as coach.

They lost 26-18 after leading 18-16 after a spirited first half that finished with a try to Greg Bird from a Daniel Mortimer kick right on the siren. The Titans made too many errors in the second half and went scoreless in then final 40 minutes.

Instead the Roosters scored tries to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Michael Jennings and the Titans, who hardly had possession in the first 10 minutes, floundered.

Full match report later.