The national and international debate caused by the Sydney Test has led to polls in Australia showing up to 47% voting against the Australian side.
This sudden 47% loss of support by Australians for the Australian Team on this issue is an extraordinary result! However, it may be a classic example of a tipping point.
It may be less likely that this poll reflects just the events of the past few weeks but more likely a gradual build-up of thinking over recent years.
Tim Lane of The Age seems to support this view: The public intervention this week of John Bertrand, Herb Elliott and Rob de Castella was, I suspect, not the result of a spur-of-the-moment reaction but of a growing frustration.