Leinster captain Garry Ringrose insisted his team's Pro14 triumph was still special, despite being achieved in an empty stadium.

Ringrose skippered the side in the absence of Jonathan Sexton, who was introduced in the 60th minute of the 27-5 victory over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

"It was incredible," he said of the provinces third league title in succession.

"Very special to be able to win the Pro14, despite being in front of an empty crowd.

"My phone was buzzing, and the same with all the lads, with support coming from back home, our family and friends.

"So we still felt that going into the game and it makes it just as special, despite being slightly different."

Ringrose paid tribute to the wider members of the Leinster squad, who couldn't be there because of Covid-19 restrictions and said Saturday's Champions Cup date with Saracens would put a dampener on any celebrations.

"We're only allowed 30 players in so there are 23 guys that contributed to this trophy that aren't here with us," he told TG4. "They were in our thoughts before and they are now.

"It really is a 53-man effort, we don't just say it for the sake of it. The evidence is there over the whole season. It's the competitiveness that brings the best out of us.

"There won't be any celebrations with what's coming around next week but we'll enjoy these moments together."